A Boy Called Bat by: Elana K. Arnold Illustrated by: Charles Santoso BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

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For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.

But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

A Boy Called Bat

My Review:

I haven’t read a middle grade book in so long but the cover of this book intrigued me.  I think the illustrations in this story are adorable and add so much to this story. This is a sweet story about a boy whose nickname is Bat because his initials spell it out.  He is a young 3rd grader who is on the autism spectrum.  He loves animals and he loves learning about them.  Lucky for him, his mom is a Veterinarian.  Bat’s social skills are challenged because of his autism but this is a story about learning how to be responsible and making friends.

Bat’s parents are divorced and he has an older sister who sometimes get frustrated with him.  He attends a school in which there are other students like him and his teacher is someone who is caring and willing to help his students.  Bat’s mom finds a rescues a baby skunk and Bat becomes very attached to his “new pet”.

I really loved this story and recommend this to everyone.

I gave it 5 crowns.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR                               Elana K. Arnold

ELANA K. ARNOLD completed her M.A. in Creative Writing/Fiction at the University of California, Davis. She grew up in Southern California, where she was lucky enough to have her own horse–a gorgeous mare named Rainbow–and a family who let her read as many books as she wanted. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. She is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content.

Photo Credit Melissa Hockenberger

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