Squish is a humorous graphic novel series about microscopic life.
This fourth story, which can be read as a stand-alone, is about the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship on the soccer field. Squish the amoeba has been selected to be the captain of the Water Fleas. Although they put all their best efforts into playing, the team never wins a game.
After a humiliating lose to the Sharks, Squish decides to take a more active role in guiding the team to victory. Taking into account each player’s strengths, he devises a new play called “the Bite.”
Soon, they’re winning every game, but instead of being excited about it, his teammates and best friends—Pod (another amoeba) and Peggy (a paramecium) —are so unhappy that they quit the team.
When Squish has problems in his life, he turns to his comic books for answers. Inspired by Super Amoeba, Squish switches the teams’ focus. Instead of striving to win, they will aim to have fun.
In between the laughs, readers will learn a few scientific terms and facts. This series (by the creators of the Baby Mouse graphic novels) should be read by children who enjoy the Lunch Lady graphic novel series by Jarrett Krosoczka.