Read Game On! by Jennifer L. Holm Matthew Holm Online


Introducing Squish--a hilarious, action packed graphic novel series from the award-winning creators of Babymouse! Filled with superheroes, comics within comics, and gross-out science, Squish is perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants, Dan Gutman's Weird School, and Jarrett Krosoczka's Lunch Lady. Beep! Beep! Squish can't get enough of his awesome new video gamIntroducing Squish--a hilarious, action packed graphic novel series from the award-winning creators of Babymouse! Filled with superheroes, comics within comics, and gross-out science, Squish is perfect for fans of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants, Dan Gutman's Weird School, and Jarrett Krosoczka's Lunch Lady. Beep! Beep! Squish can't get enough of his awesome new video game Mitosis! (Mitosis is what happens when cells divide. Who says video games can't be educational?) In fact, he may even be "obsessed"! He plays at home . . . at school. . . even in his sleep! Are video games taking over Squish's life?! And can Squish's favorite comic book hero, Super Amoeba, stop the Creeping Black Mold that's taking over Small Pond? Find out in "Squish #5" "Game On"--saving the world, one cell at a time! Yowza! You can draw comics, too! Look in the back to find out how to draw one of the Squish characters! Also includes instructions for a sensational science experiment you can do at home! Shazam! Here's what people are saying about everyone's favorite amoeba! "New York Times: " "An energetic, good-hearted escapade, one that young readers will enjoy." "Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews" * "Hilarious. If ever a new series deserved to go viral, this one does." "The Bulletin: " "A perfect mix of writing that is simple enough for early readers but still remarkably snarky, clever, and entertaining. Kids will soak up the humor, tidbits of science instruction, and adventure."...

Title : Game On!
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ISBN : 9780307982995
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Game On! Reviews

  • Kellee
    2019-02-02 03:36

    Full review at: love the Squish series. The series is so wonderful for many reasons, but I like them specifically because it balances humor, entertainment, and education. I also really like the characters, especially Squish, and one of the things I love about Squish is his love of comic books and his chosen hero, Super Amoeba. This book in the Squish series deals with a dilemma that many children face: books vs. video games and balancing time. Will Squish be able to fight the video game addiction?

  • Donalyn
    2019-02-20 02:50

    Squish neglects his schoolwork because of his newfound obsession with a video game. I love that the Squish and Babymouse comics communicate important lessons without being too preachy. My students are going to be thrilled when I bring this one in tomorrow.

  • Colby Sharp
    2019-02-13 19:48

    The masters, Jenni and Matt, team up again to bring us another graphic novel adventure that our students will fall in love with.

  • Zoe Supina
    2019-01-25 02:58

    Squish: Game On! Is one in a lengthy series about an amoeba named Squish. Squish is a young student who loves comic books more than anything. When he’s not reading comics, he passes his time playing video games and hanging out with his two best friends, Pod and Peggy. In this story, Squish becomes obsessed with the latest video game, “Mitosis”. He begins playing it so much that it starts to take over his life. It gets to the point where he forgets to hand his book report on Moby Dick in on time. Luckily, his teacher understands and allows him to write a comic on the story to boost his grade.Squish is an entertaining read for young readers. The vocabulary is simple, and there are not too many words on a page. However, some of the themes are a little complex. I would keep this book in a classroom for third graders and up. The book is personal and makes reader feel like Squish is speaking to and interacting with them. It also includes parts where it references specific science concepts (such as mitosis) and explains them. I think that this book is a good introduction to science, as well a comics and graphic novels. Many students will be able to relate to and enjoy this book.

  • Madison Dragonas
    2019-02-15 19:30

    This was a great graphic novel. It talked about the importance of finishing your schoolwork before playing videogames. It also talked about what could happen if a person chooses to put their videogames before their schoolwork, and how they could fall behind.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-12 03:00

    I love how the Super Amoeba comic that Squish reads is related to his current dilemma. It was funny that he became obsessed with the "Mitosis" game MORE than a comic con - which had to laugh since the writers made a cameo within their own book. :)

  • Justin Bennett
    2019-02-20 22:55

    This is a great, funny series!

  • Daniel Peet
    2019-02-18 00:34

    So good that you will be shocked

  • Crystal
    2019-02-19 00:48

    Before I even got to the story, a smile broke out on my face. Colby Sharp (a Nerdybookclub member) must have flipped when he saw his name on the dedication page. He is a huge Babymouse and Squish fan and has promoted these books through Twitter, his blog and in his classroom. As for the story, the Holm duo has hit on a theme that many readers will relate to easily: video game obsession. If it hasn't affected them, they have likely seen it strike friends and/or relatives. It is so difficult to set aside a game when it is all shiny and new. That is especially true when there is a bit of competition with everyone else around you. Squish is such a great character because though he is an amoeba, he is still a complicated being with many good qualities and a healthy dose of flaws such as obsessing over a game to the detriment of all else. His imperfections, of course, are a large part of his appeal.There is so much more going on though besides this single storyline. As always, Super Amoeba comics make an appearance with a lesson to be learned. There are always many jokes all along the way such as those related to Squish's literature assignment -- Moby Dick with his quote, "Call me Squishmael." There is also a small dose of science as we learn about mitosis -- the theme of the video game the friends are determined to master.My students have loved every single volume of Squish and I believe they will fall for this one too. There is plenty of humor for all of them with a dash of teaching and a whole lot of fun. Get it soon!Original review

  • Dolly
    2019-01-23 23:57

    This is the fifth book in the Squish series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Our youngest devoured the Babymouse series in no time and while we're waiting for the next book in that series, she decided she wanted to try out this one.I've found that these stories aren't nearly as compelling or charming as the Babymouse ones. In both series, the main character learns a moral lesson and the stories are all entertaining; I just like the "Babymouse" characters better. But our youngest really likes Squish, and she's eager to read more of the books in this series. One good aspect of the story is that Squish learns about the addictive nature of video games and how playing too much can affect his school performance. The illustrations are good and since it's a graphic novel, they tell most of the story along with the dialogue. But once again, they just don't have the charm of the girl in pink. I guess the one thing that it's got going for it is likely to appeal more to boys.

  • Raina
    2019-01-31 22:38

    Super cute comic about an amoeba who just can't win. In this volume, he becomes addicted to a video game! I can relate, as I spend probably most of my smartphone time going on adventures with trains and zombies and candy. Turns out, Squish also has homework to contend with.It's cute, has a silly sense of humor, and the kids eat it up. Yummy in the same way that Babymouse, Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, Kit Feeny, and The Flying Beaver Brothers are yummy.

  • Ms. Yingling
    2019-02-18 03:44

    Squish certainly loves to read comic books about Super Amoeba, but when his friends Peggy and Pod get him hooked on the video game Meitosis,Squish is so determined to make it to the next level that he doesn't care about anything else. He doesn't do his book report on Moby Dick, he doesn't sleep, and he doesn't even care about going to the comic convention with his dad! Evenutally, Squish realizes that the game isn't that exciting, and that he really needs to pay attention to other things in his life.Strengths: Snarky humor that appeals to both kids and grown ups is always the best part of Squish. Additional information about science is fun as well, but children will enjoy seeing Squish caught in the throes of striving for "rainbow effect" and "kitten effect" to the exclusion of all else. A teacher who likes comics, as well as a father who supports Squish's interest, add to the fun characters.Weaknesses: This was a bit cautionary, and I'm not sure if children who are addicted to video games will see themselves in this and learn from it! We can only hope!

  • Nancy Kotkin
    2019-01-31 20:43

    Story: 4 starsArt: 4 starsIn this fifth installment of the Squish series, Squish becomes addicted to a new video game and ignores his homework, his dad, even his beloved comic books. But it is his hero, Super Amoeba, who steers him back on track.Another graphic novel series by the Holm siblings, aimed at chapter book readers, but the Squish series doesn't have the magic of the Babymouse books. All the characters in this series are microorganisms. The color scheme is black, white, and green, since this series targets boys. Squish, an amoeba, loves comic books, especially his favorite superhero, Super Amoeba. It's a strength of this series, and a tribute to the power of literature in children's lives (yes, comic books are children's literature, too), that the issue of Super Amoeba that Squish is reading parallels whatever is going on in Squish's own life. As in the Babymouse series, there is an off-screen narrator who comments on what is happening in the Squish books.

  • Breanna
    2019-02-02 03:40

    This is the first graphic novel I have read and it wasn't as bad as I perceived it to be! This story of squish (game on) is a great balance of humor and education. Throughout the story of squish being addictive to his new video game, Mitosis, is intertwined with his comic book that he started reading at the beginning. Since Squish gets sucked into his new game to catch up to the same level as his friends, he doesn't do his book report or plans his outfit with his dad for the comic convention. I loved at the end they put a box of Super Amoeba and Squish next to each other saying "what am I doing?", both having an epiphany of what they were ignoring the important things in each of their lives. The illustrations were fun and even though the color scheme was strictly green, black, white and gray it doesn't take anything away from the story. If I were in elementary school, I would of loved this series of Squish.

  • Becky B
    2019-01-28 21:31

    Squish was thoroughly absorbed in the latest Super Amoeba comic, watching Super Amoeba save the city from mold, until...Pod and Peggy start talking so much about the new video game Mitosis. Pod lets Squish play a round during recess and Squish is hooked. He gets his own copy and may be a little too into the game. He totally forgets he has a book report due on Moby Dick. Super Amoeba sweeps in with a little lesson on obsession to help Squish realize he needs to step away from Mitosis for a while.A very relevant and all too realistic plot line. Hopefully this will help young readers learn from Squish's mistakes and conquer their own digital temptations. Of course, coming from Squish it doesn't come off preachy. It's funny and entertaining. And believe it or not, Pod doesn't even have a way to save the world in this one so everyone's safe!Notes on content: No issues.

  • Karin
    2019-01-31 01:49

    Squish is all excited about his new Super Amoeba comic that he gets to buy with his birthday money. He gets sucked in to the story like always UNTIL his friends start talking about the new Mitosis video game. Eventually, he breaks down and plays and when he does he can't stop. He uses the rest of his birthday money on his own game instead of buying some back issues of comics he's been wanting. Squish deals with video game addiction in this installment. He learns about it with the help of his trusty friend, Super Amoeba. This is a cute issue, but it seemed kind of short. It could just be me though.

  • Diane
    2019-01-22 21:33

    "Yeah, Dude, there's a whole world out there, too. When's the last time you left his room?"Squish gets $50 for his birthday and decides to buy a new video game. But suddenly, nothing is more important to him than getting to the next level of the game: not friends, not family, not school work, not even his favorite comic, Super Amoeba. That's when things start to go wrong for Squish. And finally, just like his hero Super Amoeba, he realizes that he's gotten "a little obsessed" and starts to make up for lost time.A good message for students about maintaining balance in life and setting good priorities.

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    2019-02-17 02:55

    Every time I read a new Squish book, I think it is better than the previous book. Matt and Jenni are fabulous with how they communicate important lessons but with the right amount of humor and entertainment. And the little things (like the creators of Babymouse being at a signing) and "cool kids read comics" and "cool teachers read comics, too" just make me smile. This time Squish has to learn a lesson about video games and the effects of getting too obsessed with something that other things are ignored makes for a great story. Can't wait to share this with students.

  • Shelli
    2019-02-06 00:42

    Squish is a lovable ameba that like many children (and adults) has begun neglecting his school work in favor of the latest video game his friends are all playing: Mitosis. Will Squish be able to resist the Dark Side and return to his educational and domestic responsibilities?? Or will the allure of electronic stimuli firmly hold Squish in its clutches???I had a great time sharing this graphic novel with my daughter and I highly recommend this series for early and reluctant readers.

  • Samantha
    2019-02-14 01:33

    Squish becomes obsessed with video games and neglects his other interests and responsibilities with negative consequences.I love the way Squish's troubles are always mirrored in the trials of his favorite superhero comics. This volume is extra wonderful because the authors write themselves a cameo appearance.Excellent series for fans of Babymouse, Lunch Lady, Captain Underpants, and the Flying Beaver Brothers. Grades 3-5.

  • Liz B
    2019-02-13 01:36

    Squish is an amoeba who loves comic books. But then he discovers a hand-held video game, and everything else about his life suffers. If I taught early elementary, I would constantly buy multiple copies of both Babymouse and Squish (both are graphic novel series by the Holm siblings. I am sure that they are perfect for that age group, particularly for showing new readers how fun reading can be. The two books I read were energetic, fun, fast-paced, and meaningful without being preachy.

  • Jamie Liu
    2019-02-16 23:59

    This story “Squish Game On!” is by Jennifer L. Holm, is about the Squish his friend Pod has a video game. And Squish wants to has it too. So his father buy it to him. Then they play together, but Pod plays many levels before. So Squish play it in the night because he want to play the same levels with Pod. And he late of school... At the end, he go to wear the costume with his father. Then he doesn’t play the games.

  • Russ Bruxvoort
    2019-02-22 03:45

    I have a hard time rating graphic novels sometimes because I want something more than goofy or sarcastic or the lowest common denominator of middle school. I like Squish, but I didn't love it. However, it just might be a good book for some of my boys who hate reading. I am considering buying it for my class.

  • David
    2019-02-04 02:39

    This is my first reading of one of the Squish books, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Squish learns an important lesson about making priorities, and so does his Comic Book hero. I might not have read this, but my 7 year old Grandson handed it too me with a grin and said, "I think you'll like this." The kid was right.

  • Bethe
    2019-01-29 19:44

    I love Squish! This episode has a gentle message about what we call hyper focusing, putting too much attention on only one thing to the detriment of the rest of life. I can so identify with Squish, having been accused many times of hyper focusing. I also identify with Squish and his love of reading while walking - at least I have feet to do that! Anxiously awaiting the next Squish adventure!

  • The Styling Librarian
    2019-02-01 00:49

    Squish Game On! #5 by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm – My son and I immediately enjoyed reading it. Such a fantastic example of having a happy medium, healthy approach to any passion- whether it be books, movies, video games, etc. Led to a great conversation with the kiddo. He “got it” but still enjoyed the book, as he does any Squish or Babymouse book.

  • Leanne Feathers
    2019-02-17 03:41

    This book was really good!! I loved the concept of the story. The whole part of where Squish would play the game and his friends would be higher up, then he would have to do more. At the end, he figures out that videogames are not all what life is about. It was very good all the way up to the end.

  • Khadijah R.
    2019-02-19 02:54

    I loved this book! The Squish comics are all so relatable and perfect for kids of all ages. Even though each is very short and simple, there's something in each that everyone can appreciate. I wish I found these when I was younger!

  • Patrick Callahan
    2019-01-22 03:42

    One of my favorite Squish books in the series, Squish gets a new video game and quickly becomes addicted. A story that many of my students can relate and connect to, this is a book that I'll definitely be passing on to some!

  • Shazzer
    2019-01-27 21:44

    Squish tackles video game addiction in his typical hysterical fashion. I love the self-referential Easter eggs (I have that very same Babymouse poster hanging in my library!). Holm and Holm have once again done a great job and pulled out a graphic novel adventure kids are going to love to read.