. …Released September 2012:

.    ……University of QLD Press (Australia)

.   …….Viking, Penguin (United States)

Short listed for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards (2013)
Short listed for the Australian Crystal Kite Awards (2013)

Squish is just a little rabbit. But being little leads to BIG fears. Of storms, and chickens, and the dark. Especially the dark. What will Squish do when he can’t find his friend one stormy night? Maybe he’ll discover that being brave makes the dark a little wonderful after all.

‘Adorable, sensitive, and squish-ably vulnerable.’Kirkus Review (starred)

‘The story Battersby tells is deceptively simple, but it conveys valuable ideas.’The New York Times.com

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. …Published by:

.    ……University of QLD Press (Australia)

.   …….Viking, Penguin (United States)

American CBC Children’s Choice book (2012)
Short listed for the Crichton Award for new illustrators (2012)
Notable book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood category (2012)

Squish is just a little rabbit. But being little can lead to BIG problems. Sometimes Squish is hard to hear, and see. And it isn’t easy making friends. But no matter how little Squish is, one thing is certain … he has a very large heart.

‘Seamlessly told in barely-there text and deceptively simple ink and collage pictures, “Squish Rabbit” is bound to win children’s hearts.’ ….The New York Times

‘A delightful and promising debut.’ ~ Publishers Weekly

‘Destined to be a family favourite, Squish Rabbit has ‘classic’ written all over it.’ ~ Michael Gerard Bauer, award-winning author of The Running Man

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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.

All text & images  Katherine Battersby

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