Squish Rabbit – First Copy

I love mail. Nearly everything is digital now-a-days, especially when it comes to correspondence, so more than ever it’s exciting to get mail with sticky tape and handwriting and creases and stamps. Just a few days ago I had a particularly exciting package arrive. My first copy of Squish Rabbit (the US version) came in a crisp white envelope, all the way from New York. It even had a handwritten note from my editor with it.

I was out with my partner when it arrived, so we had an emergency celebratory coffee just to mark the occasion. As you can imagine, there’s been much excitement at my house. Even my special little pup Frank has been caught up in the thrill of it all. I’m so proud of this book, and so grateful to everyone that has helped it to become all it is. Squish has been with me for a long time, so I’m thrilled to finally have his story in hardcopy.

For the first few days after it arrived I could be seen gripping the book, repeating the words ‘It’s a book! Look, it’s a real book!’ to anyone who would listen. But it’s slowly becoming more real to me that it will be in bookstores in just a few short months…

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16 Responses to “Squish Rabbit – First Copy”


  1. 1 Debbie Kahl May 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    That’s such wonderful news Katherine! I can’t wait to get my copy, so I can follow Squish’s adventures. xx

  2. 2 Jessica Bell May 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    That’s so wonderful! Congratulations!!! :o)

  3. 3 Carol Warner May 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Congratulations, Katherine! x

  4. 4 chhopsky May 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    woo! it looks great! that must be so satisfying.

  5. 5 Ishta Mercurio May 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    YAY! It looks wonderful! Congrats to you!

  6. 6 Jenny Lu May 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    yah, how exciting! I was trying to find the ‘like’ button on here before I realised it’s not FB…

  7. 7 Angela Sunde May 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Yippee! And all those loving licks from Frank are so well deserved. Congratulations!

  8. 8 Katherine Battersby May 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks all! Still hopping around with excitement :) It’s been such an incredible journey. Thanks for all your support along the way x

  9. 9 Susan Bonaci May 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Congratulations. What a huge moment. Can’t wait ’til Squish hits the shelves. My kiddies will just love it. I showed my son the cover pickie and asked him what he thought it was about and he said ‘the Easter bunny flying’ with a huge grin. I think Squish will be a winner.

  10. 11 katswhiskers June 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Woohoo! Congratulations Katherine. Enjoy enjoy and ENJOY!!

  11. 13 Renee Mathews June 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Hey Katherin,
    Thankyou so, so, so much for voices, I really enjoyed introducing you and listening to you, sorry for the mix-up of buildings, your story is sooooo cute, I really hope something can come out of monster music!

    • 14 Katherine Battersby June 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

      Thank YOU Renee – you were just delightful and I had so much fun with you girls at the festival! Don’t worry about the building mix-up – that campus was confusing (a bit of a rabbit warren). So glad you like Squish and the monsters :)

  12. 15 Sheryl Gwyther June 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Can’t wait to see the next one, now, Kath. ♥

  13. 16 Katherine Battersby June 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for your friendship and support Sheryl :) xx


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About this Blog…

A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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