Source: From Netgalley and Soucebooks Jabberwocky in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
I am bat.
I love cherries. They are juicy and red and delicious and...
My cherries! Some of them are missing.
Who took my cherries? Was it YOU?
Join the grumpily adorable Bat as he searches for his missing cherries in this vibrant and hilarious picture book.
I am Bat is an adorably simple book about a bat that loves cherries. The text is short and easy to read and the images are large and bright. The little bat is the main character and he dislikes some things and loves others - cherries being the main thing. He is grumpy and a little nasty to the reader and very possessive over his cherries, he even blames the reader when they go missing, but other cute things happen and he is ok again.
I think this could be a fun book to use for interactive reading - the stealing of the cherries lends itself to 'where did they go?' 'who took them?' questions that can be posed to young listeners to the story. It is a chance to learn about both animals and fruits but also why sharing is important.
Overall this was a very endearing book and I thought the little grumpy bat was very funny.