Hello, friends! Our book today is I Am Bat by Morag Hood, the cute and quirky story of a little bat and a beloved snack.
On the first page, we are introduced to Bat. Bat does not like mornings. Bat DOES like cherries. They are juicy and sweet, and they’re his very favorite. He has some cherries here, but you cannot have them. In fact, he knows exactly how many he has, so don’t even think about it! But as he speaks, crafty off-screen animals are snatching his dear cherries left and right. Oh no! Bat will be heartbroken! Unless a replacement can be found…
This was definitely an unusual little story, but that sort of added to its charm. Bat is a foolish yet sympathetic little creature, and the story and text is minimalist yet fun, perfect for beginning readers like JJ (she remembered the title after only one read-through, which is pretty remarkable). The woodblock-stamped-style art is simple and colorful, with uniquely adorable character design that creates an endearing main character. It was a good length and JJ loved it, so this one is definitely Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)