Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2)

Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2)

In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irresistible story of friendship in this widely acclaimed series starring an unforgettable boy on the autism spectrum. For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life is pretty great. He?s the caretaker of the best baby skunk in the world?even Janie, his older sister, is wa In the tradition of Clementine and Ramona Quimby, meet Bat. Author Elana K. Arnold returns with another irres...

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Title:Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2)
Author:Elana K. Arnold
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062445871
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Bat and the Waiting Game (A Boy Called Bat #2) Reviews

  • Samuel
    Feb 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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  • Lorie Barber
    Oct 05, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Apr 08, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

  • Kirsti Call
    Feb 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

  • Sue Sensor
    Aug 26, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

  • Brittany
    Nov 10, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

  • Amber
    Mar 04, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    This sequel picks up several days after the first book ended. Bat is taking care of Thor the skunk and working on social skills. His friendship with Israel continues to develop though hits several rough spots as Bat learns to interact with friends. His sister gets the role of the Wick...

    ...

  • Maria
    Mar 23, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    This sequel picks up several days after the first book ended. Bat is taking care of Thor the skunk and working on social skills. His friendship with Israel continues to develop though hits several rough spots as Bat learns to interact with friends. His sister gets the role of the Wick...

    ...

    ...

  • Erika
    Nov 24, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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  • Pop Bop
    Jan 01, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

  • Patrick
    Sep 02, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

  • Michele Knott
    Mar 12, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

  • Pam
    Apr 17, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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    This sequel picks up several days after the first book ended. Bat is taking care of Thor the skunk and working on social skills. His friendship with Israel continues to develop though hits several rough spots as Bat learns to interact with friends. His sister gets the role of the Wick...

  • Rose Marie
    Jan 03, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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    This sequel picks up several days after the first book ended. Bat is taking care of Thor the skunk and working on social skills. His friendship with Israel continues to develop though hits several rough spots as Bat learns to interact with friends. His sister gets the role of the Wick...

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  • Gina
    Mar 05, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

    I received a copy of this from Walden Pond Press in exchange for an honest review. A BOY CALLED BAT was my favorite chapter book of last year. BAT AND THE WAITING GAME, the second book in the series is an incredible follow up. It masterfully shows the inner life of an autistic boy. ...

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  • Sarah
    Mar 26, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

  • Carrie
    Apr 15, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

  • Sarah
    Dec 05, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

  • Kristie
    Mar 06, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

  • Anna
    Mar 29, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Jan 22, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

    Bat is back! A Boy Called Bat was my favorite early chapter book last year so I was delighted to see the next installment in the series. This book picks up with Bat's story but introduces new readers quickly to the first book's highlights, so, while it's your loss if you didn't read th...

  • James Bailey
    Apr 10, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

  • Alex
    Jul 20, 2017

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

  • Kristen Picone
    Jan 13, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jan 16, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

  • Brandy
    Jan 06, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

    Here's my review on YA Books Central. Don't want to click the link? In short, my advice is to buy the book. I loved it, and Bat is wonderful! http://www.yabookscentral.com/kbc-hom... ...

    I am in love with Bat! He is a sweet young boy with autism. This book gives a unique perspective into his life and how he handles change. His interactions with Mom melted my heart! ...

  • JoEllen
    Apr 11, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...

    Bat, short for Bixby Alexander Tam, has trouble with crowds, change and a host of little things that don?t generally bother most people. But he has a baby skunk, too, and that?s a pretty terrific thing that most other people don?t have. Elana Arnold brings a short, easy to read s...

    I received a copy of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Bat continues to take care of his skunk kit, Thor. However, when his older sister joins the school play, Bat's well cultivated schedule must change and Thor will be babysat at a different location. This c...

    I loved the first book in this "ready-for-chapters" series, A Boy Called Bat. In this sequel, Bixby Alexander Tam (Bat) is a pretty happy kid- he gets to take care of his skunk kit, Thor, he has a great friend named Israel, and his life pretty much follows his predictable schedule day ...

    Evan and I have been reading this each night together at bedtime! It is such an awesome book and lived up to the first book in every way (I think it actually surpassed it). It opened up so many great conversations with Evan about kids on the autism spectrum. We laughed hysterically in ...

    Love Bat. Keep them coming. Elena K Arnold?s, realistic, authentic, relevant, and much needed character helps kids learn about self and others through family stories with bonus learning from/with an understanding for Bat?s autism. ...

  • Katerin
    Apr 02, 2018

    3.5 -4 stars ...

    Sequel lives up to the first book. Bat's feelings are so real, and the whole cast of characters feels like a hug. ...

    Bat and his skunk Thor are back for more adventures. Lots of lessons and learning in this second installment. Perfect novel for third and fourth graders! ...

    The Krajewski family still adores Bat! Can?t wait for more! ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus In this sequel to A Boy Called Bat, Bat is concerned that Thor is growing up all too quickly. He enjoys carry the baby skunk around in a sling and feeding him bottles, and while he is trying to be a good skunk nurturer and make sure that Thor gets appro...

    I really can?t wait for the third one, and this one?s not even out yet. A realistic portrait of autism and its effects on family and friends, told with care and in a positive light. Bat is relatable and funny and I will pull for him always. ...

    Another sweet story about Bat and his beloved skunk. I appreciated how Bat came to be more aware of other people's feelings and learned that he can't always have Thor with him. Good development with his friendship with Israel too. However, I do wish there had been some resolution to...

    I love A Boy Called BAT and have been eager to read BAT and the Waiting Game. I was lucky enough to get and ARC at NCTE and am grateful I did. Another dose of BAT and the Tam family is just what I needed. BAT continues to take care of Thor, the skunk kit that he is allowed to keep unti...

    Bat absolutely has a piece of my heart. ...

    This book is just as good as the first at providing readers with the perspective of a child with autism. Bat's story is a great choice for younger advanced readers. ...

    I adore Bat and his pet skunk and all of his quirks and mistakes and attempts at understanding the world around him. On the spectrum or not, the societal norms that Bat struggles with (like apologizing and being a good friend) are lessons we can all benefit from relearning again. This ...

    Low-key and Upbeat This is the second Bat, (Bixby Alexander Tam), book and a fine entry in the series. The "hook", if you want to call it that, is that Bat is on the autism spectrum, and we follow his daily adventures from his point of view. This series is often compared to book set...

    Summary Having a pet is not easy. You get used to having it around all the time. But you get to a point in your life where you can no longer take care of it. Being autistic means noticing everything and not everyone agrees with the things that you agree on. Bixby goes for the nickname...