The Squeezor is a large, friendly monster who just wants to give hugs--great, big, wrap-his-arms-around-you-twice, squeezy hugs. But he looks so scary, even other monsters run away from him! How can he get everyone to look past his appearance and become friends?
Join the Squeezor in Ghastly Gigapolis as he figures out that it's not about what he wants, but what the other monsters need.
"Capturing the hearts of little and big monster lovers, The Squeezor is Coming teaches two significant lessons: acceptance of others who are different and self-acceptance." - Erica Graham, author of the Talking Tales series
**STARRED REVIEW** "This story is highly recommended for young readers, especially for those who find acceptance by others as a challenge." -Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite
**STARRED REVIEW** "If you do not at least subliminally relate to the dreadful fear of imminent suffocation due to early and abundant familial displays of engulfing hugsmanship, well, then you've never been a child. And it is just this universal experience that makes reading this meant-for-children book so delightful, and its message so very clear. With professional writing and exquisite illustrations, a universal truth and message come to life through the graces of a monster. And if monsters can make friends with monsters, what's not left for which to hope?" -Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite
**STARRED REVIEW** "Far too many kids feel as unlovable as the Squeezor, and this story is for them. Benishek's droll and humorous story will please everyone in the room and maybe especially those adults who are still kids at heart. Matt Fiss's brilliantly grotesque illustrations make this book one to linger over and read again and again and again. Literally. It's that good." -Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
"Oh. My. Gosh. I'm SO in love with this one. . .from cover to cover. . .an absolutely perfect read!" -Miranda Reads, top Goodreads reviewer
“Kids will love the book’s splashy color, monsters aplenty, and gross-out humor. Parents will love the story’s durable lesson: be yourself.” -Terry Vittone