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Captain Disaster

(Squish #4)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,305 ratings  ·  87 reviews
It's soccer season! But the Waterfleas (hey, it could be worse--Okay, maybe it couldn't) are getting pummelled game after game. Squish knows winning isn't everything, but it's something right? Can Squish turn the losing streak around when he becomes team captain? Will Pod figure out how to harness the power of lightning? And how can amoebas play soccer when they don't have ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Look at that beatific soccer ball😍
Jan 30, 2020 added it
i like how he yeses team work
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Captain Disaster by Jennifer L. Holm is a Comic book.
at the beginning the squish became the Football team captain, at first he always lose the game.
at the middle, squish Start using tactics, and then he usually, win but in the middle of the final game.
then lose.
at the end and he put in the plan captain mooch and the captain mooch use lighting to win.
Stacia Leigh
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Weird yet engaging. I *think* I get why kids love it. Characters are relatable and seem like friends you'd want to hang out with.
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book four in the series and the pattern is firmly established. Dad is hopeless--but at least he's around! It's the advice Squish gets from Super Amoeba that truly helps him work out his problems and figure things out. A great way to point kids in the right direction without being preachy.
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a really cool book. It is about this thing called an amoeba and his name is Squish. In this book he decides to join the school soccer club and the coach makes him captain and it becomes a disaster hence the name of the book "Captain Disaster".
Jamie Liu
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

" This story “squish#4” is continue “squish#3”. This story is a good story. It tell us everyone should have chance. Like they play soccer, and all teammates can get the ball. Not only who is good at sport. And we should make plan for doing something. So they won the soccer game. (less) "
Funny, quick read. Good for the elementary reader.
Matthew Hunter
The bright greens on the cover drew 6-year-old Kieran to Captain Disaster. Once you learn the team names in the youth soccer league - The Razor Fish, The Moray Eels, The Sharks, The Stingrays, and ... The Water Fleas, there's little doubt you're in for an against-all-odds tale about a team of lovable losers versus hordes of intimidating meanies. Not so fast, though! Yes, The Water Fleas learn to win games after a tough start to the season, but the story's more about how the individual Fleas play ...more
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eng-471
It's soccer season for the Amoebas? You heard that right! Soccer season is amongst the Waterfleas( They didn't get to choose their name) and even when Squish is put as captain, they still continue to lose. All they want to do is beat their opponents but the only streak they are having is a losing one. It is up to Squish to figure out a way to start winning and the pressure is on his shoulders now to turn their streak around. Squish doesn't know how to change things up for himself and his team so ...more
Janet Ngai
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is called “Squish” by Jennifer L. Holm. Squish is a amoeba, he has two best friends, one is called pod, he also is a amoeba; other one is called Peggy, she is a paramecium.
In the story, they will have some football game with other team. The teacher told them let everyone have the chance to kick the ball during game, but they always lost that games. One day, Squish called all of the teammates get together and they talk about the plan during football game.
They won that game, but on th
Jan 09, 2018 added it
The book squish is wrote by Jennifer is about squish and his friends went to a football summer camp they are going to have many competitions with other school but at the frist they dident work as a team and the one that is not very good at football doesn’t have any chances to touch the ball so they alway lose . He had a talk with his dad and he told him to work together even the other are not very good but team work is very important. They got a plan together and finally they won a race and agai ...more
Jerry Yang
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
The story book "squish"by Jennifer L. Holm is about squish is in the school life.At the beginning of the story, the squish is in the school and teacher tell they will learn the soccer.At the middle of the story, the squish is practice the soccer, some of them learn very well, some of them learn very bad.At the end of the story, they're play the soccer with another school' team, eventually, they're win.The story tall us that the school is very interesting.
Mikayla Flood
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, science
This book is reading appropriate for primary aged children.
This book is about squish and his soccer team. His soccer team is not doing so good as they seem to lose basically every game. He knows that winning is not everything but he still wishes he could win. The main question is whether or not if squish can turn around his team's losing streak when he is captain.
This book is helpful in teaching students that it is okay if you do not win every game and to try your best.
Ray Li
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is about squish when to a soccer sigh up and he became the captain and he’s team always lost he wonder captain have to tell he’s team what to do so at the end of the story he’s team wins a lot.
Victoria DeJesus
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic
This book doesn't have any awards. The appropriate grade level is 2nd-3rd. This book summed up in one sentence is about germs playing soccer. This book is a nice book for children who are into graphics. A possible class use is when teaching about sports.
It's soccer season, and comic book and twinkie lover Squish has been voted as team captain of the water fleas. Will Squish be able to find a way to help his team play together, win a game, and still have fun? It's a daunting task, but Squish finds a way.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Squish plays soccer! Too cute. Peggy's rain cloud moment was sweet too. I like the little bits of information tossed in there ("real science") as well as the comic of Super Amoeba. :)
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
it was pretty good but it was only 100 pages or something and i read in like a day
but its still pretty good
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
small funny book with fun and cheerful main characters.
Erin Logan
Jan 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Squish the amoeba becomes captain of the soccer team, and things just seem to keep getting worse! This was a cute elementary graphic novel with a little science worked in.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it liked it
The author want to tell us you should give everyone chance, maybe they’ll be very good on this. Although you win the game, but your teammates was not happy.
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a funny cartoon...I love this book, the soccer team never give up on their game and achieve the goal.It inspired me to never giving up.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
It wasn't as funny but it was a little funny and I liked it is was fun to read though.
Paula Greenfield
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another good book.
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pod is certainly an interesting character.
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Daniel read this series in 2nd grade

funny comic books
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the fourth 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 lik
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked the book squish because it is about a team that always looses. Then squish found the teams skills but some players did't get the ball at all and then one player quit and then one more. Finally they all got the ball and lightning and then the team made a goal but they still lost.So that is what i think about the book.
Nancy Kotkin
Story: 5 stars
Art: 4 stars

In this fourth installment of the Squish series, Squish takes on a leadership role for the first time. As he grows into his role as team captain, he must balance his desire to win with fairness and allowing others to participate, even if their skills are not as strong as he would like. Squish learns so many valuable lessons over the soccer season:
- Discover the strengths of your team members and utilize them to best advantage.
- Giving a teammate a chance to succeed is a
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Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE.

Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She is also the author of several other highly pra

Other books in the series

Squish (8 books)
  • Super Amoeba (Squish, #1)
  • Brave New Pond (Squish, #2)
  • The Power of the Parasite (Squish, #3)
  • Game On! (Squish, #5)
  • Fear the Amoeba (Squish, #6)
  • Deadly Disease of Doom (Squish, 7)
  • Pod vs. Pod (Squish, #8)

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