230: Advance copy of Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat by Pip Jones

Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat! by Pip JonesITEM: An advance copy (three months ahead of release) of Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat! The book will be signed and personalised for the winner – or a recipient of their choice – by author Pip Jones.

Can you see him? My kitten? Close your eyes tight.
His fur is so soft and all silvery white.
Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough?
Oh good! You can see him! It’s Squishy McFluff!

One day, a little girl called Ava finds a new best friend in the cabbage patch – a kitten which no-one else can see. But – uh oh! – it seems Squishy McFluff might have a bit of a naughty streak…

The madcap story of Ava and Squishy McFluff, told in rhyming verse and beautifully illustrated by Ella Okstad, will have little people hooting with laughter.

BIO: London-based writer Pip Jones won the inaugural Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2012, with her series of rhyming books about Ava and her imaginary kitten. Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat! is the first in a series of four and will publish with Faber Children’s on February 6th 2014.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Looks gorgeous – £10

  2. Sam Shepherd

    £30 🙂

  3. Wowsers! I’ll write REALLY nice things in it…! Thanks.x

  4. Aaron

    £100 – Thanks for the effort Pip x

  5. Oh, I was going to bid but I’m already outclassed! Good work, Aaron!

  6. Bloody good work… 🙂 x

  7. Listen up bidders! Aaron’s bid is amazingly, gloriously wonderful! But we have several days left for bidding. SO… if we can get this total up / past £120, I will also write a poem for the winner/recipient of the book. How’s that?

  8. Michael White

    125 GBP

  9. Michael White

    Hi Pip,
    Aaron’s dad here, I remember you being a friend of my daughter, Faye, from Bourneside school days…

  10. Michael! Thanks so much for your bid, have emailed you to say hi properly.

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