I am Bat by Morag Hood
  

I am Bat

Written by Morag Hood
Illustrated by Morag Hood

Baby and Toddler   Books of the Year   3+ readers   

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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | This must be one of the brightest and best picture books of the year. With minimalist illustrations – simple shapes against blocks of Day-Glo colour – and short lines of text, Morag Hood tells a story that will dazzle and entertain all readers. Cherries, Bat tells us, ‘are my favourite things’, following this up with a fiercely delivered threat: ‘Do not take my cherries.’ In later pages though we see the cherries being stolen. Bat is inconsolable until one of the thieves leaves a pear in their place. Bat’s emotions – joy, anger, confusion, despair, surprise and joy again – are rendered brilliantly in the tilt of an eyebrow and the angle of the head while the intensity of those emotions will be hilarious yet recognisable to child and parent alike. Superb! ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

I am Bat by Morag Hood

I am Bat. I like cherries. I do NOT like mornings. DO NOT STEAL MY CHERRIES.

Bat's cherries keep going missing. One by one, the precious red cherries are whisked away by mischievous animal tricksters behind Bat's back. Bat fruitlessly tries to catch the culprit and rescue those poor cherries - all to no avail. Will the cherries ever be restored to their rightful owner?

In the hilarious I Am Bat, super-talent Morag Hood cleverly draws the reader into the story as Bat attempts to track down the guilty cherry thief and everyone's a suspect - including YOU! This bold, colourful and very funny book, stunningly printed with eye-poppingly bright pantone inks is an instant winner with children and adults alike, and the adorably petulant and over-protective Bat is an irresistible character destined to be loved by all.

Reviews

Children will love this simple story and adults will appreciate Hood's unique illustrative style and wry sense of humour * The School Librarian * This brilliantly funny book captures the fickleness and changing whims of childhood * Booktrust * Bat is an irresistible character, destined to be loved by all * Booksmonthly.co.uk * Quirky, colourful and joyously entertaining * Lancashire Post * This must be one of the brightest and best picture books of the year * Lovereading4Kids * Definitely a story to cuddle up and share * Parentsintouch * A simple, charming story * South Wales Evening Post * Simply and beautifully done, this story made me laugh out loud, and is quite joyous to read * The Bookbag * It will give toddlers a happy Halloween * Sunday Times *

About the Author

Morag Hood

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Morag Hood
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Author's Website

www.moraghood.co.uk/

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Publisher

Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

21st September 2017

ISBN

9781509834617

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