Bitsy Bat, School Star (The Bitsy Bat Series) (Hardcover)

Bitsy Bat, School Star (The Bitsy Bat Series) By Kaz Windness, Kaz Windness (Illustrator) Cover Image

Bitsy Bat, School Star (The Bitsy Bat Series) (Hardcover)

By Kaz Windness, Kaz Windness (Illustrator)

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Three starred reviews!

A little bat struggles to fit in only to learn to celebrate differences in this “darling book for all children but especially those with autism” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) from Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor–winning author-illustrator Kaz Windness about starting school, making friends, and seeing what makes each person special.

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!

Backmatter includes a More About Autism facts page, making this “a particularly helpful resource for all kids” (BookPage, starred review).
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, which received three starred reviews. She also created the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor–winning Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends, which received a starred review and is a Junior Library Guild selection, and the Level 1 Ready-to-Reads Cat vs. Vac and Go! Go! Dino!. Visit her at WindnessBooks.com.

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, which received three starred reviews. She also created the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor–winning Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends, which received a starred review and is a Junior Library Guild selection, and the Level 1 Ready-to-Reads Cat vs. Vac and Go! Go! Dino!. Visit her at WindnessBooks.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781665905053
ISBN-10: 1665905050
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: The Bitsy Bat Series
* "Every young reader, autistic or not, will likely identify with many of Bitsy’s feelings....Windness’ dusk-toned art plays up Bitsy’s batlike behavior in clever ways, and the author-illustrator’s personal note, as well as a footnote containing additional facts about autism, make Bitsy Bat, School Star a particularly helpful resource for all kids."
— BookPage, STARRED REVIEW

* "A thought-provoking story of inclusion to share beyond the first day of school; every library will want to purchase this book."
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"A winningly inclusive conclusion."
— Publishers Weekly

* "A darling book for all children but especially those with autism."
— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW