Megabat and the Not-Happy Birthday

Part of Megabat

Illustrated by Kass Reich
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Paperback
$8.99 US
5.5"W x 7.25"H x 0.45"D   | 6 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Feb 08, 2022 | 176 Pages | 978-0-7352-7175-3
Age 7-10 years
Reading Level: Lexile 710L
It's Daniel's birthday, and Megabat wants to join in all the fun, but his excitement gets the best of him and suddenly the birthday celebrations are on the brink of disaster. The next laugh-out-loud book in this sweet and funny chapter book series featuring a talking bat.

Daniel isn't in the birthday party mood. He hates his new glasses -- they're dorky, and he feels silly in them.

Megabat LOVES Daniel's new face windows! They make him dizzy and his tummy feel funny. And he loves parties even more!

Daniel starts planning his party, and things are looking up -- all of his friends are excited, and he has some fun games planned. Plus: presents!

Megabat's party excitement is losing steam. He has to hide the whole time. He can't eat any of the delicious buttermelon. And he can't participate in any games, even though it's the thing he wants most in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

When Megabat loses his temper and breaks Daniel's best birthday gift, he realizes he's been a bad friend and gives Daniel what he thinks is the best possible gift: he runs away. But being alone in the big, wide, world is harder than he thought. Kass Reich's adorable illustrations paired with Anna Humphrey's hilarious text make for another unforgettable Megabat adventure, one that will appeal to Megabat fans and newcomers!
© Christine Saunders
ANNA HUMPHREY has worked as a marketing person for a poetry organization, in communications for the Girl Guides of Canada, as an editor for a web-zine, an intern at a decorating magazine and for the government. None of those was quite right, so she started her own freelance writing and editing business on top of writing for kids and teens. She has been published by Disney Hyperion, Simon & Schuster, HarperTeen and Owlkids. She lives in a big, old brick house in Kitchener, Ontario. View titles by Anna Humphrey
© Stephanie Coffey
KASS REICH works as an artist and educator and has spent the majority of the last decade travelling around the world. She earned a degree in Art Education from Concordia University and was an early childhood educator in Beijing, which inspired her to start making picture books for very young readers. Kass loves illustrating books for all ages, including the Megabat series, Sergeant Billy, Carson Crosses Canada and Hamsters Holding Hands. She now lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. View titles by Kass Reich
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021

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It's Daniel's birthday, and Megabat wants to join in all the fun, but his excitement gets the best of him and suddenly the birthday celebrations are on the brink of disaster. The next laugh-out-loud book in this sweet and funny chapter book series featuring a talking bat.

Daniel isn't in the birthday party mood. He hates his new glasses -- they're dorky, and he feels silly in them.

Megabat LOVES Daniel's new face windows! They make him dizzy and his tummy feel funny. And he loves parties even more!

Daniel starts planning his party, and things are looking up -- all of his friends are excited, and he has some fun games planned. Plus: presents!

Megabat's party excitement is losing steam. He has to hide the whole time. He can't eat any of the delicious buttermelon. And he can't participate in any games, even though it's the thing he wants most in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

When Megabat loses his temper and breaks Daniel's best birthday gift, he realizes he's been a bad friend and gives Daniel what he thinks is the best possible gift: he runs away. But being alone in the big, wide, world is harder than he thought. Kass Reich's adorable illustrations paired with Anna Humphrey's hilarious text make for another unforgettable Megabat adventure, one that will appeal to Megabat fans and newcomers!

Creators

© Christine Saunders
ANNA HUMPHREY has worked as a marketing person for a poetry organization, in communications for the Girl Guides of Canada, as an editor for a web-zine, an intern at a decorating magazine and for the government. None of those was quite right, so she started her own freelance writing and editing business on top of writing for kids and teens. She has been published by Disney Hyperion, Simon & Schuster, HarperTeen and Owlkids. She lives in a big, old brick house in Kitchener, Ontario. View titles by Anna Humphrey
© Stephanie Coffey
KASS REICH works as an artist and educator and has spent the majority of the last decade travelling around the world. She earned a degree in Art Education from Concordia University and was an early childhood educator in Beijing, which inspired her to start making picture books for very young readers. Kass loves illustrating books for all ages, including the Megabat series, Sergeant Billy, Carson Crosses Canada and Hamsters Holding Hands. She now lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. View titles by Kass Reich

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One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021