Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tour + Review and Giveaway: A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold



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A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

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.


















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A Boy Called Bat was a very quick and cute read. It can easily be read in one setting, but it is also a perfect book for reading a few chapters here and there, and not needing a refresher of what just happened. I think that this book is perfect for young children who love animals. I love the skunk and I really enjoyed how some facts about skunks were shared through this book. I really liked the illustrations throughout the story. They really added to the story.

One of the things I loved most about this book was that it featured an autistic boy, but that wasn't the focus of the story. I felt that Arnold, either has experience somehow with autism or she did her research well because I thought it was an accurate portrayal of a kid with autism (Bat reminded me a lot of my cousin who has autism) - mannerisms, thought-process, etc. I thought Bat was a well-developed character. He was really enjoyable.

I would highly recommend this book to younger readers or to parents who enjoy reading books to their young children.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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