Megabat by Anna Humphrey

Title: Megabat, Author: Anna Humphrey Megabat.  Finished 5-22-20, kid’s chapter book, 180 pages, pub. 2018

Illustrated by Kass Reich

A sweet and hilarious chapter book about a boy and a bat, two unlikely friends who bond over loneliness, jellyrolls and Darth Vader.

Daniel Misumi has just moved to a new house. It’s big and old and far away from his friends and his life before. AND it’s haunted… or is it?

Megabat was just napping on a papaya one day when he was stuffed in a box and shipped halfway across the world. Now he’s living in an old house far from home, feeling sorry for himself and accidentally scaring the people who live there.

Daniel realizes it’s not a ghost in his new house. It’s a bat. And he can talk. And he’s actually kind of cute.

Megabat realizes that not every human wants to whack him with a broom. This one shares his smooshfruit.

Add some buttermelon, juice boxes, a light saber and a common enemy and you’ve got a new friendship in the making!   from Goodreads

Oh, Megabat, you had me at your first dripping and your unique way of speaking our language.  We’ve had this book out of the library since way before it shut down, but it wasn’t until last week that Gage read it and then wanted me to read it too.  I loved everything about this book and the next two of the series are already here, waiting to be read.

Daniel is lonely at his new house and doesn’t like his attic bedroom, especially since he keeps slipping in puddles.  Then he he meets the maker of those puddles, a very sad bat who is a long way from home.  The the two become secret pals until the neighbor kids find out.  There’s a pigeon, bribery, and injury.  Gage warned me about a sad part later in the book and he was right.  I won’t say more so I don’t spoil it.

A story of friendship and it’s Gage and mom approved.