Squash, the Cat
A captivating story about a friendship lost and found between a cat named Squash and her constant companion Maggie.
Squash, who looks a lot like the vegetable, is an early-breakfast, lots-of-naps kind of cat. Maggie is a wake-up-late, wild-playdate kind of girl. Despite their differences, they are the best of friends. That is until one day Squash confuses Maggie’s new toy for a dangerous beast and makes a terrible mistake. An unbelievably BIG MISTAKE. Now Squash is a can’t-face-Maggie kind of cat, and Maggie is a wishes-she-had-her-toy kind of girl. But the thing about best friends is, one way or another, they always find a way back to each other.
In this story of accountability and forgiveness, these cute characters help kids learn the important lesson of owning up to your actions and being able to accept an apology. Best friends fight and teaching young readers how to deal with it when it happens, is an invaluable social emotional learning skill. Squash and Maggie show kids how easy it can be.
About the Author
Sasha Mayer is an illustrator and writer with a background in children’s entertainment. She is a former brand designer for Mattel and was one of the creators of the billion dollar doll brand Monster High. She lives in Los Angeles with her boys, husband, and Maltipoo. Sasha wishes she could have a cat too, but her husband is allergic. So, she wrote about one instead. Squash is her debut picture book.
Praise for Squash, the Cat
"Funny, clever, and heartwarming." —Kirkus Reviews
"An ode to the journey of friendship, including the bumps, bruises, and bandages acquired along the way." —School Library Journal