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Bitsy Bat, School Star
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About The Book
Bitsy is a little bat with big star dreams of making friends at her new school. But when she arrives, Bitsy doesn’t feel like she fits in. The other kids sit on their chairs, but sitting upright makes Bitsy dizzy. The other kids paint with their fingers, but Bitsy would rather use her toes. Everyone tells Bitsy she’s doing things wrong-wrong-wrong, so she tries harder…and ends up having a five-star meltdown.
Now Bitsy feels like a very small star and doesn’t want to go back to school. But with help from her family, Bitsy musters her courage, comes up with a new plan, and discovers that being a good friend is just one of the ways she shines bright!
About The Illustrator
Kaz Windness is an author-illustrator who loves to make her readers laugh. When she’s not writing or illustrating books, Kaz teaches illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and enjoys making deep-dish pizza. Kaz lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, two children, and Boston terrier. She’s the author of picture books Swim, Jim! and Bitsy Bat, School Star. She also created the Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends and the Level 1 Ready-to-Read Cat vs. Vac. Visit her at WindnessBooks.com.
Why We Love It
“This heartfelt story told from an autistic perspective celebrates the differences that make each one of us special, and will inspire kids to follow their own BIG STAR dreams.”
—Catherine L., Editor, on Bitsy Bat, School Star
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (June 6, 2023)
- Length: 48 pages
- ISBN13: 9781665905053
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Raves and Reviews
* "A darling book for all children but especially those with autism."
– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Bitsy Bat, School Star Hardcover 9781665905053
- Author Photo (jpg): Kaz Windness Photo courtesy of the author(0.1 MB)
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