Friday, July 13, 2018

A Boy Called BAT (Elana K Arnold)

This is the book for our first book club meeting in September. I'm super proud that we even picked a book for kids to read over the summer! I made a padlet for kids to post pictures of where in the world they are reading....but so far it's pretty quiet. Some ideas for our book club meeting:

- Since BAT is very sensitive to sounds, we could play a game where kids have to identify sounds
- We could have a vet visit and tell us some cool animal stories
- We could skype a vet
- We could skype the author (but that costs a big chunk of change)
- We could learn about autism

This is one of the books for the Global Read Aloud this year. There are a number of resources available. Here is one from Walden.

When I was growing up, my cousin had a pet skunk! I know that having a skunk as a pet isn't impossible.

Goodreads says:

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.

But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

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