The Big Blind Bat

Children - Picture Book
18 Pages
Reviewed on 08/13/2020
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Reviewed by Rylanne Burdette for Readers' Favorite

The Big Blind Bat, written by James Trainer and illustrated by Kate Twigden, is the cutest short story about a bat who plays music. The Big Blind Bat quietly hangs in a tree, patiently waiting to get called into action and use his talent. When Cat throws a birthday party with a small group of friends, they are disappointed by the quietness surrounding the party. The Big Blind Bat shows up in the nick of time, ready to play some tunes and get the real party started. His great music gets Cat and all of her friends dancing and having a good time with one another, and the party ends up being a huge success.

I absolutely loved this story. The illustrations were so well done, and the plot was light and enjoyable. Everything about this book had me grinning from ear to ear! The Big Blind Bat is a book that will entertain all young children and bring smiles to many faces. James Trainer and Kate Twigden make a great team between their writing and illustrations. They have set up such a cute story with this book, and I would love to read more work by them. This children’s book can also be a good resource to use when it comes to teaching young ones how to read because the writing is simple and does not overpower every page. I found everything about this book to be adorable and heartfelt, and I would recommend it to all parents and kids.