Awww! I was a bit worried with how it started but it grew on me and following Batcats adventures made me think about myself and how sometimes I also worry about not being *enough*. A cute little read with a BIG message! Really enjoyed it.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for granting me free access to the advanced digital copy of this book, as this book has already been published, I will not share my review on Netgalley at this time.
Batcat is a simple, fun graphic novel that all of the kids would read. The art is cute, but it fell short in originality
Batcat! I loved this graphic novel and the delicious coloring that is best described as candy jewel-toned. I shared with with two of my younger kids and they give it two thumbs up! I recommend it for readers who like Narwhal and Jelly or young Dog Man fans.
Is Batcat a Bat or a Cat? They'll never really know. On a quest to rid themselves of a ghost in their house, they find that they have similarities to bats, cats, but are not one or the other. It takes meeting a mythical creature for them to reconsider. This is also a friend story when Batcat realizes maybe the ghost is lonely. The twist ending is fun and everything is well again. It's a sweet tale for younger readers about friendship and being yourself.
My kids all loved this book and I can see why. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is tons of fun. Our library will be carrying this series for sure!
I love all things cats and spooky so I was so excited to see this one! Also for summer reading this year we had a ask for a recommendation from your librarian so I will be definitely be adding this one to recommend to kids next year. I'm sure it will be so popular when we can hardly keep any graphic novels on the shelves.
What a strange but delightful collection of details in this plot. It's a pretty straightforward quest type story with Batcat exploring it's identity and perceptions as it goes. A fun read.
Batcat was cute and witty tale about half cat, half bat... well, Batcat. The humor and banter was incredible as a highly sarcastic person. I loved the illustrations and story itself. I hope to see more Batcat in the future.
A cute, quirky, quick little graphic novel about a part bat part cat that ends up with an unwanted houseguest-a ghost. When trying to find a way to get rid of their ghost, Batcat runs into a cast of interesting characters and learns an important lesson along the way.
Oh my gosh, this was SO CUTE! I love bats and cats (they're 2 of my 3 favorite animals!), so a critter that's 50% bat, 50% cat was guaranteed to be right up my alley, but I wasn't expecting to LOVE this storyline so much. 💖
Batcat is an introverted, grouchy little thing who just wants to spend all of their time gaming and snacking, but that gets interrupted when a friendly ghost shows up and starts intruding on their "me time". Batcat decides to enlist the help of the local witch to make a spell to get rid of the ghost, but it sends them on a journey of finding not only 3 mystical items, but also finding out a lot about who they are as the one and only Batcat!
I loved the moral here—that nobody is limited to being just one thing and we should always be ourselves—and of course I was all warm and fuzzy over the sweet friendship that began to bloom in the end of the story. I'm so glad this is intended to be a series because I need more, and I've even pre-ordered a finished copy for my kid because I know he'll love this, too!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy! All thoughts are honest and my own.
This book, Batcat, was absolutely adorable! Despite book being grayscale when I read it, I loved the main character Batcat. Describing him as a cute, pink mixed animal hybrid who loves video games, TV, and more, was very relatable with introverts who just wanna be left alone. I thought the storyline was cute and well thought about considering it is a kid's story talking about non-binary themes. It took me about 20 pages to understand what the book's theme was about discussing non-binary people to a younger audience. I thought it was very well-written to talk about with kids in way that they would understand while also still having a good storyline to follow. I cannot wait for this book to be published and come out in color. I think it would be a great book to include for many different public and school libraries for kids that are curious.
Batcat is a precious middle grade graphic novel about feeling like we don't fit in. As a transracial adoptee who never felt like she fit in anywhere, Batcat definitely made me tear up unexpectedly. With brightly colored illustrations, Batcatis a story about how people can assume - based on what we look like or even what they think we "are" - that we can do something. But what happens when we can't? Or when what we can do is different?
I love this story! It is such a good story for kids that is funny, cute & has a really nice & positive message for kids. This story is able a unique character Batcat who is stuck in his ways & doesn't like change. All that changes once an unwanted guest a ghost crashes at his house.
The story is fun, adventurous, silly, & warm-hearted. It has a very positive message when Batcat has to deal with his identity of being both a bat & a cat..
5 stars for a beautifully-illustrated graphic novel~
This graphic novel is gorgeous! [and terribly cute too ^^] I loved the main character and fun plotline about the adventures of Batcat. I could definitely see kiddos really enjoying Batcat as a series and seeing what other craziness they get themselves into.
Thanks to NetGalley and ABRAMS Kids, Amulet Books for providing a digital ARC for review!
Cute graphic novel about Batcat and their quest to get rid of the ghost haunting their house! The illustrations were fun, though not as nice in greyscale as I’m sure they are in full color. Lovely theme about accepting yourself just as you are and others as they are, too. I look forward to sharing this book with my 7 year old.
I received an advanced review copy via Netgalley, receipt of which did not impact my review.
Batcat was the CUTEST! It was funny, sweet, the art was adorable - It was just the thing I needed to perk up a gray day.
Background before I get started here. I have a 6 almost 7 year old who loves comics, and books, mostly anything with words and pictures. I saw this one and knew it would be right up his ally. So, of course we read it together. We have a thing where we get to read different characters so it is an interactive reading session. Though this story isn't a long one, we read it over 3 days, because we get tired and are ready to pass out.
Littlest loved this story, I tried to interview him so it could be a review from the target audience, but alas, I got one word answers. So to sum up his view, he loved absolutely everything about the story. He thought it was funny and he loved Batcat and that Batcat went on this adventure, and he loves adventures. As soon as we finished it he wanted to start over and read it again. Which doesn't usually happen, he wants to move on to the next story. He loves the magical fun world that was presented. I think he liked the message, but I'm not sure he was aware that there was a message and that he was just saying yes to get me to stop harassing him. Mostly it was something that he hears all the time, which was it's ok to be who you are even if you aren't like everyone else.
On a parent perspective. I loved the story too, I really like the message in the story. It was there without slapping you in your face, which is perfect for this age. I support anything that promotes self-love and understanding and gets the kids involved in reading. AND in comic form! How fun is this story! I love the art work as well, it was engaging, not too scary when we were trying to be scary. I just can't say enough good things. The language isn't too difficult, there were just a few words I had to explain, but that's why we read together right? So we can learn.
I hope Meggie writes more of these in the future! I can't wait to see what they have in store for the future for young readers.
Beautifully illustrated graphic novel featuring a nonbinary main character. Both my children and myself love the representation, as well as the story.
ARC from the publisher via NetGalley, but the opinions are my own.
Batcat spends most of their time along in their treehouse, hanging out, watching tv, and playing games. When an annoying ghost steals their ice cream, they vow to get rid of their unwelcome guest. Devising a plan to visit a local witch for help, Batcat traverses Spooky Island to gather the necessary ingredients to complete the spell. Along the way, Batcat encounters both bats and cats, all asking Batcat to conform to their idea of what a bat/cat should be. Batcat is special because they are neither yet both.
The delightful, adorable illustrations and funny moments make Batcat and fun and exciting graphic novel. Emerging readers will be drawn in by its colorful illustrations and simplicity. Batcat is charming and relatable, their journey amusing and silly at times is reminiscent of a video game quest. Its theme of acceptance of self and others will make it both sought after and enlightening for parents and readers.
I recommend this title to graphic novel lovers and folks looking to beef up their graphic novel collections for emerging readers.