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A boy called Bat

by Arnold, Elana K.,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book PLAY JFIC Arno
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Recorded Book
Call Number  PLAY JFIC Arno
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises -- some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This charming tale of newfound friendship in a pint-size package introduces third-grader Bixby Alexander Tam. Bat, nicknamed for his sensitivity to sound, sometimes fluttery hands, and, of course, initials, covets two things above all else: order (crustless sandwiches, freshly stocked vanilla yogurts, expertly organized dresser drawers) and animals. So when Bat's veterinarian mom returns home with an orphaned skunk kit, it becomes Bat's mission to not only meticulously care for it but also keep it for good. With a rescue center willing to rehabilitate the skunk in four weeks' time, Bat must hustle to prove himself a worthy caretaker. Brimming with quietly tender moments (Bat braiding his sister's hair or examining the kit's black eyes), subtle humor, and authentically rendered family dynamics, Arnold's story, the first in a new series, offers a nonprescriptive and deeply heartfelt glimpse into the life of a boy on the autism spectrum. Youngsters will empathize with Bat's adventures and revel in the endearing illustrations that accompany them. As Bat would say, this one's all the way great. Final art not seen.--Shemroske, Briana Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When Bat's veterinarian mother brings home an infant skunk to foster for a month, Bat-a third grader on the autism spectrum-hopes to prove that he's responsible enough to keep the skunk, Thor, as a pet. Written in third person, this engaging and insightful story makes readers intimately aware of what Bat is thinking and how he perceives the events and people in his life. With empathy and humor, Arnold (Far from Fair) delves into Bat's relationships with his divorced parents, older sister, teachers, and classmates. In one tender scene, Bat braids his sister's hair: "Getting along with people was hard for Bat. Figuring out what they meant when they said something, or when they made certain faces at him... People were complicated. But braiding was easy." Bat's supportive family and school encourage his strategies for navigating a confusing world, and Santoso's b&w spot illustrations quietly speak to his isolation, as well as the way he takes to Thor. A budding friendship and open-ended questions about Thor's future will spark anticipation for the next book in this planned series. Ages 6-10. Author's agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content. Illustrator's agency: Shannon Associates. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Autism -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Autism in children -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Skunks as pets -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Skunks -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Pets -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Autism -- Juvenile fiction.
Autism in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Skunks as pets -- Juvenile fiction.
Skunks -- Juvenile fiction.
Pets -- Juvenile fiction.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Pre-loaded audio players.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Lawlor, Patrick G. (Patrick Girard), narrator.
Book Buddy Digital Media, contributor.
Harper Audio (Firm), publisher.
Go Reader (Firm), manufacturer.
Participants/Performers Read by Patrick Lawlor.
Audience Ages 6-10.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from container; some publication details obtained by listening to the recording.
"Powered by Book Buddy Digital Media, Inc."
One set of earphones and two AAA battery required for playback.
Issued in container (20 x 12 x 3 cm).
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on GoReader, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 150 min.) : digital ; 3 1/2 x 1 in.
ISBN 9781947196087
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