Book Review of Megabat is a Fraidybat
The Children’s Book Review
Written by Anna Humphrey
Illustrated by Kass Reich
Ages 7-10 | 192 Pages
Publisher: Tundra Books | ISBN: 9780735266025
What to Expect: Easy Reader, Anthropomorphic Animals, Friendship, Overcoming Challenges
Daniel does not want to go away to summer camp—he thinks camp is going to be terrifying, with bugs and leaky cabins, and terrible food. Megabat thinks camp sounds like fun, though, so he agrees to come along with Daniel for this big new adventure. However, once they get there, Daniel discovers camp isn’t so bad: the food is delicious, the cabins don’t leak, and even the bugs are pretty interesting. Best of all, he makes some cool new friends. Megabat makes a new friend too, but keeping up with her might mean that camp ends up being scarier than he expected…
The third book in the Megabat series, Megabat is a Fraidy Bat is both hilarious and gently instructive. Daniel’s fears are sure to be familiar and relatable to young readers, and the scrapes and tangles he gets Megabat out of will not only have readers falling over laughing but also reassure them that they aren’t the only ones who get scared and make mistakes. Humphrey uses quirky dialogue and a big dose of empathy to bring her characters to life, and Kass Reich’s soft pencil illustrations add further humor. Daniel and Megabat’s adventures are sure to spark the imagination of existing fans and new converts alike.
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About the Author
Anna Humphery has worked in marketing for a poetry organization, in communications for the Girl Guides of Canada, as an editor for a webzine, as 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 teens. She lives in a big, old brick house in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband and two kids and no bats. Yet.
About the Illustrator
Kass Reich was born in Montreal, Quebec. She works as an artist and educator and has spent the majority of the last decade traveling and living abroad. She now finds herself back in Canada, but this time in Toronto. Kass loves illustrating books for all ages, including Megabat, Megabat and Fancy Cat, Sergeant Billy, Carson Crosses Canada, Hamsters Holding Hands and Dr. Coo, and the Pigeon Protest.
Megabat is a Fraidybat, written by Anna Humphery and illustrated by Kass Reich, was reviewed by Dr. Jen Harrison. Discover more books like Megabat is a Fraidybat by following our reviews and articles tagged with anthropomorphic animals, overcoming challenges, and friendship.
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