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The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty, by Beatrice Alemagna


There are so many spectacular picture books out there at the moment and this one is no exception. Beatrice Alemagna’s latest book, The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty, is a modern delight. With it’s jazzy pop of neon pink woven through the most detailed of illustrations, this is a story about a young girl who wants to find the perfect birthday gift for her mother.



Set in a charming French town (the kind of town I’d love to explore myself), Edith overhears her sister talking how she’s going to find the most amazing present for her Mum. Edith, who thinks she’s no good at anything, begins her own quest strolling through the village asking for the help from the local stores as she asks them each if they sell such a thing as awesome as she’s searching for!


Beatrice Alemagna has truely written and illustrated a spectacular book. She’s managed to encapsulate the little girl’s energetic character so you immediately warm to her. This is a heartwarming story with images full of mesmerizing detail. And if you want to see just how Alegmagna manages to create her wonderful illustrations this is an impressive video showing you just that.


The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is a fine picture book and is available in all good bookstores or on Amazon (US) and (UK).

Happy reading!

Vanessa xx


Comments (11)

Stacy Ragueneau
October 14, 2015

This is such a darling little book. I only know the original french version, but I chose this book several times last year for my six year old’s birthday gift giving needs!

Vanessa in Scotland
October 14, 2015

What I great idea to give it as a gift for your daughter’s birthday giving! I’m sure the receivers loved it too! xx

October 14, 2015

Love the illustrations and the name….brilliant! Feels so nice to say out loud : ) Going to get it for my daughters birthday in a few weeks.

Vanessa in Scotland
October 14, 2015

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I’m sure she’ll love the book! x

October 14, 2015

Im always grateful for a new book… we love books in our house and I thank-you for a new beautiful and fin book to add to our collection. Cheers

Vanessa in Scotland
October 14, 2015

Enjoy reading it Clarra! I’m glad you have a new book for your collection. xx

Courtney in London
October 14, 2015

It looks like such a beautiful book. And I love the title! xx

October 14, 2015

Perfect timing, as I was looking for a new book to give my children for a reward they earned. Loving all your recent posts Vanessa!

Vanessa in Scotland
October 14, 2015

Well done to your children! They will love the book, I’m sure of it. And thank you for such a sweet comment xx

Esther in Amsterdam
October 14, 2015

What a wonderful recommendation Vanessa, thank you so much! Can’t wait to read this one to my kids xxxx

June 22, 2016

beautiful pictures. I think this book wasn’t translated into Polish 🙂 I must buy it in English 🙂 thank you for the recommendation!

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