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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
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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.
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
|Publication date:||21st September 2017|
|Publisher:||Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Topics:||Animal Stories, Humorous|
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, ...More About Morag Hood