A Boy Called Bat

A Boy Called Bat

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 on...

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Title:A Boy Called Bat
Author:Elana K. Arnold
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ISBN:0062445820
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages

A Boy Called Bat Reviews

  • Michele Knott
    Jun 29, 2016
    I really enjoyed Arnold's upcoming book. I think it will be a hit with young readers, especially those who have a soft spot for animals.I like that this book includes some diversity with the main character coming from a divorced family and is most likely on the autism spectrum, without the book bein...
  • Scott Fillner
    Sep 11, 2016
    A Boy Called Bat is such a wonderful story Elana K Arnold. The book just blew me away. Not only is the writing outstanding...but the illustrations really enhance the story. I cannot wait for it to become a book in the wild for others to read.The book is ideal for any students entering 4th grade or a...
  • Erin Kelly
    Aug 02, 2016
    What a great book! I loved Bat. He was such a well-developed character and the tone and voice of the novel is perfectly pitched for its audience. The illustrations were wonderful too. I really wanted to hold a skunk after reading this and I never thought I'd ever be in a position where I wished I kn...
  • Sarah Levy
    Oct 01, 2016
    A cute story about a boy (most likely on the autism spectrum) and a baby skunk. I imagine many of my 3rd graders enjoying this story. ...
  • Joanna Marie
    Mar 20, 2017
    so innocent and full of character for the young ones. now i get it why my 10 y/o brother loved this book....
  • Chelsea
    Mar 03, 2017
    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 a...
  • Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
    Mar 14, 2017
    When I read the blurb of ABCB, I instantly remembered my younger brother and I want to admit that that’s one of the reasons why I want to read and review Elana’s book. Not only that, I’m an animal lover myself and even though Bat is way younger than me, it was not hard to feel for him...
  • Mary Ann
    Apr 09, 2017
    Our students have been eagerly reading A Boy Called Bat, drawn in by the adorable cover. Many students relate to the bond that Bat feels for the baby skunk, but it is about much more.I love how this quiet book shows how a pet can help children form relationships, take responsibility and feel a sense...
  • Tj Shay
    Mar 26, 2017
    I have been a teacher for thirty years. Bat, the main character in this book, is the most realistic depiction of a child on the Autism spectrum that I have read. The glorious thing to me, however, is that it doesn't feel like a lecture or a how-not-to, but just sweetly tells the story of a boy, his ...
  • Monica
    May 14, 2017
    I loved this book and the character of Bat. I hope there are plans for future books featuring this wonderful character. Plus, I would also like to know how things work out for the skunk, Thor. ...