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Bitsy Bat, School Star

I am blessed to be hosting a spot on the adorable BITSY BAT, SCHOOL STAR by Kaz Windness Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About Bitsy Bat

Bitsy Bat book cover


Author: Kaz Windness

Pub. Date: June 6, 2023

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 48

Buy it Here: Amazon (blog books)

Find it: Goodreads, or Here

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) 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!

I Simply Loved It

I’m not going to lie, I’m not fond of bats. At all. But Bitsy is the most adorable creature I’ve ever seen. The illustrations in this book are phenomenal. Top-notch. Enchanting. The short story packs a big punch, a very relatable one at that. I’m going to snuggle with Bitsy when I go to sleep, I love ’em that much.

About the Author

Kaz Windness is an author-illustrator who loves to make her readers laugh. She specializes in cute (and sometimes spooky!) characters with lots of humor and heart for kids and teens.

Kaz studied children’s book illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) where she was a valedictorian graduate in 2002. Kaz is passionate about helping artists succeed and believes education is key. She is a professor of illustration and curriculum author at RMCAD (2013-present) and illustrator mentor. 

Kaz is obsessed with squishy-faced dogs, waffles, and all things spooky. She loves working in watercolor, acrylic, collage, pencil, but mostly Photoshop. There’s not much she won’t turn into an art supply. 

Kaz lives in Colorado with her English teacher husband, two children, and a bunny-obsessed Boston Terrier named Remy. 

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Giveaway For Bitsy

1 winner will receive a finished copy of BITSY BAT, SCHOOL STAR, US Only.

Ends June 6th, midnight EST.

Run right over to the link and enter now! Good Luck

Bitsy Bat book tour

Bitsy Bat Tour Schedule

5/22/2023A Dream Within A Dream
5/22/2023The Momma Spot
5/23/2023Little Red Reads
5/24/2023Just Another Teen Reading Books
5/25/2023Confessions of the Perfect Mom
5/26/2023Country Mamas With Kids

Week Two:

5/31/2023Carly Sunshine Books
5/31/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
6/1/2023Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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