Book Description

Squid and his friends can’t find books about slimy characters like them, so Squid writes a book about slimy superheroes.

Squid searches the library for books with characters like him. He reads about furry creatures, feathery creatures, and farmyard creatures, but can’t find any books with slimy heroes. His friends Slug, Newt, and Hagfish have the same problem, so Squid decides to write a slimy superhero story, one in which his friends can see themselves. In this tale about representation, equity, and diversity, children will learn about some of Earth’s fascinating lesser-known creatures, which are boldly depicted in the engaging and humorous illustrations.

• Informs children about some of Earth’s fascinating lesser-known creatures that create and use slime for survival
• Explores the importance of representation, equity, and diversity
• Bold and colourful illustrations that will transport readers to the bottom of the ocean to share in the adventures of these slimy

Liz Bennett lives in tropical Darwin, Australia, and has a background in social work, law and dispute resolution. With a lifelong love of storytelling, Liz has published poetry and other writing locally and internationally and has been nominated for several writing awards. She has long wanted to write for children and loves dreaming up ideas on the veranda of the house-on-stilts where she brought up her own.

Nicole Curti grew up reading children’s books and watching animation films, dreaming of one day creating her own. In 2010 Nicole graduated from IED as an illustrator and animator, and after gaining work experience elsewhere, decided to devote herself entirely to this field. She has since collaborated with many Publishers and private customers. Nicole takes her inspiration from the nature, mountains and flowers found around her.

RRP: AUD 24.99 / GBP £12.99 / USD $18.95

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 978-1-80036-065-5

Book Details
Liz Bennett
Nicole Curti
26.0 cm in H · 24.0 cm in W · 40 pages
Release Date:
5th March 2025
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