|aThe wonderful fluffy little squishy |cBeatrice Alemagna ; [translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick].
|a1st American ed.
|aNew York |bEnchanted Lion Books|c2015.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c31 cm.
|a"Originally published in France in 2014 as Le merveilleux Dodu-Velu-Petit"--T.p. verso.
|aMy name is Edith, but my friends call me Eddie. I'm five-and-a-half years old. My dad speaks five languages, my mom sings like a bird, my sister?is an ice-skating queen, but me-I don't know how to do anything.
|a"Eddie is five-and-a-half and thinks she is the only one in her family without a special talent. So when she hears her sister say 'birthday--Mommy--fluffy--little--squishy,' she worries that her sister will give Mom the better present. From that moment on, she is determined to find a fluffy little squishy of her own.
Eddie is five and a half, and thinks she is the only one in her family who isn't really good at something. So when she hears her little sister say "birthday--Mommy--fluffy--little--squishy," it's extra important for her to find this amazing present before anyone else does. So, gregarious, charming, clever little Eddie goes all around the neighborhood to all her fabulous friends--the florist, the chic boutique owner, the antiques dealer, and even the intimidating butcher--to find one. It's a magical adventure that draws on Eddie's special gifts, ones that she herself learns to appreciate. Beatrice Alemagna was born in Italy in 1973. At the age of eight, she decided that whatever the cost she would become a "painter and writer of novels" when she grew up.