A Boy Called Bat
A Boy Called Bat
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A Boy Called Bat

Written by Elana K. Arnold & illustrated by Charles Santoso
Book #1 in the A Boy Called Bat Series
Published by HarperCollins
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What's A Boy Called Bat About

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The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso. 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. “This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat’s experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents. Approachable for younger or reluctant readers while still delivering a powerful and thoughtful story” (from the review by Brightly.com, which named A Boy Called Bat a best book of 2017).

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  • Bat (Bixby Alexander Tam’s nickname) is a life-like character of a boy on the autism spectrum, and this wonderful book can help you understand autism better and develop empathy. What did you learn about autism through Bat's story?
  • Bat makes a friend who loves Bat just the way he is. What do you learn from their friendship? What do you appreciate about your own friends, and how can you be a better friend to those who are different from you?

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What is Bat's favorite place in the whole world?
  1. A
    The veterinary clinic
  2. B
    His room
  3. C
    School
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Book Details

ISBN
9780062445834
Publication Date
March 13, 2018
Page Count
208
Reading Age
6 - 10 years
ASIN/ISBN 10
0062445839
ATOS® Book Level
4.59
Accelerated Reader® Points
3
Accelerated Reader Quiz
188149
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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