Ailsa Wild is an acrobat, whip cracker and teaching artist who wants to run away from the circus to become a writer. This is her first foray into the world of junior fiction, and it is simply spectacular. As soon as you pick up Squishy Taylor you’ll know it’s an Ailsa Wild book because you’ll never have read anything quite like it before. Ailsa perfectly captures the nature of the curious and mischievous Squishy Taylor and conveys the frantic excitement and unbridled joy that is unique to childhood. She weaves a world so relatable and warmhearted, you’ll reflect back on the stories again and again.