Squooshing is not so easy, fears hide everywhere, in many shapes and forms and you can’t simply swat them away. The most effective methods of squooshing are not necessarily the first ones that come to mind. With monsters, the easy straightforward solution is not often the best! What is fun, in the end, is to learn to know and master your fears and so be able to play with them. This is when squooshing becomes enjoyable, funny and even hilarious!
Faced with their fears and anxieties, children do not know how to react.
Our series, “How to Squoosh” aims to demystify the terrors and so experiment, with humor and through games, funny effective ways of squooshing them. The main narrative challenge is to deal with the subject of fear in a manner appropriate to our target audience. “How to Squoosh” is a kind of “thriller” for first graders. We play with fear and the monsters that symbolize it. We create thrills without ever really being scary or going too far. Kids must be amused by the monsters enough to want to react and squoosh them. But we also need to create some shivers so that the subject is not too abstract or devoid of meaning and sensation. So that the “squooshing” scene becomes the liberating and jubilant sequence of the episode!
It’s the moment everyone is waiting for and comes as a great relief but must be funny and inventive!
Adapted from the well known comic strip by Roland Garrigue and Catherine Leblanc: “Comment Ratatiner”
Literary Bible: Philippe Traversat and Babette Vimenet
The Moods are 12 little characters that express my emotions and behaviors as if they were all facets of what’s going on in my head. Their stories are about small everyday problems, it’s like my life!
They also show lots of joyful and tender moments, I love it! As I am small, I often find myself overwhelmed by what is happening to me and I don’t know what to do. Fortunately, the Moods are there to help me find solutions and feel better!
With them, I acquire skills to be well in my head and at the heart of my emotions in the world around me!
Literary Bible: Séverine Vuillaume and Nathalie Reznikoff
Literary Bible: Marie-Laure Lautric
Based on an original idea by Séverine Vuillaume