Megabat by Anna HumphreyMegabat by Anna Humphrey

Megabat

byAnna HumphreyIllustratorKass Reich

Hardcover | August 7, 2018

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A sweet and hilarious chapter book about a boy and a bat, two unlikely friends who bond over loneliness, jellyrolls and Darth Vader.

Daniel Misumi has just moved to a new house. It's big and old and far away from his friends and his life before. AND it's haunted . . . or is it?

Megabat was just napping on a papaya one day when he was stuffed in a box and shipped halfway across the world. Now he's living in an old house far from home, feeling sorry for himself and accidentally scaring the people who live there.

Daniel realizes it's not a ghost in his new house. It's a bat. And he can talk. And he's actually kind of cute.

Megabat realizes that not every human wants to whack him with a broom. This one shares his smooshfruit.

Add some buttermelon, juice boxes, a lightsaber and a common enemy and you've got a new friendship in the making!

This charming, funny story is brought to life by Kass Reich's warm and adorable illustrations. There's never been a bat this cute -- readers will be rooting for Megabat and Daniel from page one!
ANNA HUMPHREY has worked as a marketing person for a poetry organization, in communications for the Girl Guides of Canada, as an editor for a web-zine, an intern at a decorating magazine and for the government. None of those was quite right, so she started her own freelance writing and editing business on top of writing for kids and te...
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Title:MegabatFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5.75 × 0.76 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735262578

ISBN - 13:9780735262577

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A boy, a talking bat and a pigeon This fantastical story about a lonely boy and a lost bat will appeal to first time chapter book readers, and children wanting a funny quick story. Cute illustrations follow Daniel and Megabat as together they try to navigate the globe, Star Wars, and friendship.
Date published: 2018-07-24

Editorial Reviews

"The miscommunications between humans and a fruit bat are ridiculous yet funny, and Reich’s soft illustrations add further, gentle humor. . . . A charming tale." --Kirkus Reviews"Megabat is a fast-paced novel that will have young readers wanting more. . . . [A] highly engaging read with hilarious capers, engaging characters, and gorgeous illustrations. . . . Recommended." --CM Magazine “ A warm tale . . . augmented by amusing graphite illustrations from [Kass] Reich.” -Publisher’s Weekly"Sweet and funny with lesson about making friends, Megabat will keep kids reading all night.” -- Quill and Quire"[Kass] Reich’s expressive black-and-white illustrations are filled with detail and texture, especially with Megabat’s delightful facial expressions, and help guide the story along. Great for readers who enjoy Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson books." -- Booklist"Megabat is a delightful story . . .  A must for any school or public library, especially as a read-aloud." -- Resource Links"This is the cutest story I’ve ever read. A great book for an early reader." -- Story Monsters Ink