TITLE: MERRY MYRRH: THE CHRISTMAS BAT
AUTHOR: Regan W.H. Macaulay
ILLUSTRATOR: Alex Zgud
PUBLISHER: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
PUBLISHED: July 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616339371
Softcover ISBN: 9781616339357
eBook ISBN: 9781616339364
Year after year, a tradition is built. Two barn bats, Mr. and Mrs. Raft, visit a farmhouse to see the Christmas decorations through the window, especially the Nativity. When their young son hears of this annual Christmas adventure, he wants to join the fun and see the figure for whom he was named, the gift of the Magi. But his parents do not think Myrrh is old enough yet, so he sets off to explore with the help of his friend, Sensa Squirrel.
MERRY MYRRH: THE CHRISTMAS BAT is a sweet adventure story of a young bat experiencing the wonder of his first Christmas. The kindness shown him by the farmhouse family is a good lesson for all children in treating others the way we want to be treated ourselves, even a “Christmas Bat.”
Alex Zgud’s illustrations are beautiful and engaging, and the colorful Christmas scenes bring this story to life and warm one’s heart.
Macaulay also includes an informational paragraph on bats which kids will enjoy. Recommended for Kindergarten-2ndgrade children, ages 4-7.
Learn more about Ms. Macaulay at https://reganwhmacaulay.weebly.com/.
**Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review consists only of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.