Children’s Book Review Tour: Squashed: A Graphic Novel by Meaghan

Posted September 26, 2022 by jrsbookr in Blog tours / 0 Comments

Children’s Book Review Tour: Squashed: A Graphic Novel by Meaghan

Children’s Book Review Tour: Squashed: A Graphic Novel by MeaghanSquashed Published by Dooney Press on September 20, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror, Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Juvenile Fiction / Horror
Pages: 78
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"A shiveringly good tale for ghost story enthusiasts who like happy endings."

-Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will fall for this spooktacular tale!"

-The Children's Book Review

Aah! Dude! It moved!

Can the mysterious shuddering pumpkin the three kids found in the forest be alive? They're going to find out when they lift it from its resting place and carry it home. But what happens if someone-or something-comes looking for it?

This evocative graphic novel is spooky yet ultimately gentle and charming. It presents a tale of unfounded fear of those who are different and the similarities we all share. Told in richly stylized full-color artwork from illustrator Meaghan Tosi whose previous work Kirkus Reviews praised as delightful.



Squashed is a wonderfully illustrated graphic novel just in time for the spooky season. Squashed is a creepy story but a story with a lesson; think twice about what you take that may not belong to you. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of color illustrations, Squashed follows three young children into a dark forest where they find something (or someone?) living in a pumpkin. They take it home, only to find out it’s not what it seems. And someone (or something?) wants it back. If you enjoy spookily, this one is for you.




Enter for a chance to win an awesome Dooney Press Gift Pack of books and more fun goodies!


One (1) grand prize winner receives:

Dooney Press Gift Pack:

ONE hardcover book “Squashed”

ONE paperback book “Six Thousand Doughnuts”

ONE paperback book “Dweedy: The Imagined Adventures of My Deceased Cat”

ONE DVD of the original family-produced short film “Squashed.”

Four (4) winners receive:

ONE paperback book “Squashed”

Squashed Book Giveaway


MEAGHAN TOSI, was born and raised in New Hampshire, earned a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design, and illustrated this book and the middle-grade novel “Six Thousand Doughnuts” alongside author Thomas Tosi. She is also the author/illustrator of “Dweedy: The Imagined Adventures of My Deceased Cat.” She now lives with her partner Daniel and many plants in Portland, Oregon for the art scene, extraordinary hikes, and many neighborhood cats.