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“Every year, two bats visit a farmhouse to see the beautiful holiday decorations. Eventually, they have a son, Myrrh. On his first Christmas, he wants to see the decorations, too. Mom and Dad think he's too young. But he has other ideas.
Merry Myrrh, The Christmas Bat is a charming story that features an unlikely Christmas character. Children will enjoy the antics of the adorable bat and all the lovely Christmas scenes throughout the book. The story is well-written with exceptional illustrations.
The author also includes a note to readers for how they can help protect bats. Highly recommended for children ages 3-7.”– Sherry Ellis, Children’s Author
“Merry Myrrh, the Christmas Bat, by Regan W. H. Macaulay, and illustrated by Alex Zgud, is a sweet Christmas story about all the beauties, joys, and pleasures of the Christmas season as seen through the eyes of a brown bat family, Mr. and Mrs. Raft. Each year they fly to the farmhouse window to see all the decorations, the tree, and the nativity scene. They are blessed with a baby bat, and name him Myrrh, because he is a wonderful gift to them like the gifts of the Magi. They tell him tales of their annual Christmas visit to the farmhouse window to view the Christmas decorations. Myrrh wants to go, too, but his folks think him too young. Myrrh has a squirrel friend, Sensa, who offers to take Myrrh to see the Christmas window. So the two sneak out and Myrrh has a bigger adventure than he anticipated.
The story is lovingly illustrated, with gorgeous detail, by Alex Zgud. Readers will feel as if they are looking in the window and seeing the wondrous scene that Myrrh and Sensa see. And like Myrrh, we’ll want to get closer and closer. This adventure could very well be Myrrh’s last one, if not for the kindness of the human farmhouse family.
“Merry Myrrh, the Christmas Bat” is highly recommended for children ages 4 – 7. The younger ones will enjoy the artwork as the story is read to them and the older ones can read it themselves or read to younger siblings. This is a lovely story to be shared and enjoyed each Christmas.." – Penelope Anne Cole, Children's Author
"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-2nd grade children, ages 4-7...
**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." – Karin Larson, Children’s Author
“Merry Myrrh, the Christmas Bat is an adorable Christmas story that includes unique characters. Myrrh experiences the wonders of his first Christmas among the decorations of a farmhouse, as well as the kindness of the family that discovers him in their home! The author includes an informational paragraph on bats and the illustrations are beautiful colorful. “This picture book is highly recommended for children ages 4 – 7.” – Rocio Monroy, Children’s Author