Title: Ms. Bitsy Bat’s Kindergarten
Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication Date: 2005
Genre: Animal Fantasy
Audience: Ages 4-7

Overview: Groundhog, Snake and Possum show up to school to find out they have a new teacher. While Mr. Fox is on paternity leave, Ms. Bat is their substitute. At first the students were very worried they would not like Ms. Ba.t Ms. Bitsy Bat won them over with her chocolate chip cookies, and everyone was happy!

Activity: Because this book is to comfort children on their first day of kindergarten, have a discussion with the class and talk about first day jitters.

Reviewer’s Name: Kaitlin Carll