BOOK CLUB: Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat

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Author: Various
ISBN: 9781760557263
RRP: $19.99
Publication Date: 25 September 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Some of Australia’s best loved children’s authors have come together in this beastly anthology, released just in time for Halloween.


An anthology loaded with laughs and spooky illustrations from Anne Yi, illustrator of the best-selling Clementine Rose and Alice Miranda series. Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat is a fabulously fun addition to the bedtime routine.

Authors include:
Andy Griffiths: award winning author of the Treehouse series.
Katrina Nannestad: award-winning author of The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome.
Morris Gleitzman: acclaimed author and Children’s Laureate
Judith Rossell: winner of the Indie Book Award for Withering-By-Sea.
Tim Harris: author of the popular Mr Bambuckles’ Remarkables series.
R. A. Spratt: bestselling author of the Friday Barnes books.
Frances Watts: author of the bestselling picture book Kisses for Daddy, and winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Goodnight Mice.
Tony Wilson: author of The Selwood Boys.
Jaclyn Moriarty: award-winning author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone.

This sounds like a great read for the little ones in the Halloween lead-up, and one to love for years to come. I look forward to hearing what our members think.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat  is available now through Pan MacMillan, Booktopia, Angus & Robertson and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to Pan MacMillan 10 of our Beauty and Lace club members will be reading and reviewing Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat with their little people so I look forward to hearing what they all think.

10 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat

  1. Ruby (age 9) read this book over the past week. Each night before bed she read a few stories. She gives Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat and big thumbs up, and a 5/5 star rating. She loved all the stories and said ‘It’s great because I can read one and the next night it’s something different, I love the stories where I get to choose my own path and get a different ending. Some stories were so funny it made me snort laughing’.
    What a great book to get the little ones for Halloween.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful read xx

  2. This book was loads of fun for a mid-primary school child. Each story was a bit spooky, with a twist ending that makes you think – whoa, didn’t see that coming! I think the grisliest one was Andy Griffiths’ ‘Sleepover of Doom’, where the reader has options about where to go with the story…and if you choose the wrong one, you die! Spectacularly! A couple of the stories were fractured fairy tales, which are always great fun to read. Personally, and I don’t think I really have the right to choose because I’m older than primary school (loads older), I enjoyed ‘The Dreamo-Machino’ by Judith Rossell, because the inventor grandmother was an absolute hoot, especially with the names she gives her funny (weird) inventions. J. Yi is the very talented illustrator who’s brought the stories alive with her fabulous illustrations. All in all, a very entertaining read for an intrepid child.

  3. Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat was a big hit in our house. My eldest son (8 years) HATES reading and I have tried lots of different books aimed for his age group and he reads them under sufferance. The day that this book came in the mail he was home sick and opened the mail for me. He sat down and started reading and ….read….and….read….he didn’t stop. One proud mummy – obviously this book is five stars from me. I asked him why it was so good and he told me that it was because they were little stories and lots of fun to read. Big thumbs up from him! My eldest daughter (10 years) who is a total bookworm devoured this in one night….she loved it.

  4. Twinkle Twinkle was a huge hit in our home.
    It made story night before bed each night so much fun , as we read one story each night.
    Everyone loved the choose what you would do next part – Sleepover of doom by Andy Griffiths
    The ending made us all go what the and laugh.
    All the stories had everyones attention every night and we are reading it again this week.
    This book is a big 5 stars and honestly a must have book for children 7-13.
    My boys found all stories fun and at times madee them laugh , or even hide under the blankets.

  5. This book was a huge hit with Miss 7, so much so that her sisters were all clamouring to read it once she finished.

    When asked what her favourite part of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat’ was, Miss 7 loved the fact that book was made up of several of her favourite book authors, and in particular Andy Griffiths. Every morning I would be given a synopsis of the story chapter read the night before, and Miss 7 was particularly impressed with ‘Sleepover of Doom’ as she could pick the storyline and this had her fascinated! The only negative she said was she didn’t like how Andy Griffiths characters used the word ‘idiot’ but she did giggle when she read that if you picked the wrong storyline you’d die!

    The front cover and illustrations in this book are delightful, as are the giggles you’re sure to have! I found it very funny and I loved the fact that it was a twist on traditional children’s bedtime tales and perfect timing with Halloween just around the corner.

    A 10/10 from Miss 7 and we would both thoroughly recommend this delightful, spooky and funny read!

    Many thanks to Beauty and Lace and Pan Macmillan for the opportunity to review such a wonderful book.

  6. Such a fun adventurous book filled with fun and lots of story lines and even your own choose your own adventure.

    Some popular stories, with a twist, some spooky tales, with lots of giggles among the pages. A great read for kids aged 6-13 depending upon what kids like to read.

    An easy enjoyable read, that can be read every night or over a period of time. The choose your own adventure was the highlight of this book, it brought back several memories from child hood, Where we had this and read them many times.

    Fantastic childrens book, with a eye catching cover !! Filled with great stories that will keep the kids engrossed in night time reading or to fill in some time to chill.

  7. What an awesome book! These short stories with a twist were fun, exciting and different to what is normally available. Add into this stories written by well known authors with wacky sense of humour simply take things to a new level.

    This is an easy to read book which has something in it for everyone. Whether reading to your child or having them read it on their own it is a pleasure to read.

    Did find a couple of stories a little dark (Mr 7 yo) didnt get some of the humour but overall this was a fun book read by Mr 7, Ms 10 and Ms 12.

  8. Great book for mid primary age children. I can see this book being well loved by my children in a few years time. Lots of great fun with the story twists and turns.

    Great to read together or for the children to read on their own once able (miss 5 enjoyed it with mummy)

    Thanks beauty and Lace for another great book.

  9. Twinkle twinkle little bat was a huge hit in our house! My daughter (8 years old) has read it about 5 times.

    The book has a different variety of stories and some where you choose the outcome. It provided a lot of fun to story time and loads of adventure. The stories are well written, short and easy to read.

    The cover is eye catching and the book does not disappoint! A great read for any little curious mind!

  10. This fiendishly fun filled volume of short stories will entertain and amuse young (and young at heart)readers and listeners.
    The font and illustrations are great for young readers and the length of the stories make it great to dip in and out of.
    The author’s small biographies and favourites are great suggestions for further reading. I’m looking forward to revisiting some old favourites.

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