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Scaredy Bat was shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust 2023 Bookbug Prize.
Watch a brilliant read-aloud on YouTube here.
Every Primary 1 (Reception) child in Scotland received a copy in their Bookbug Family Bag (along with the other two nominees) – there was also a Gaelic version made for the occasion.

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When Little Bat can't sleep one morning, Middle Bat and Big Bat are quick to tease and accuse him of being scared of the light. There's only one thing for it. Little Bat will have to leave the old oak tree, all by himself, and prove them wrong. But will he come face to face with the Bogey Bat? Is Little Bat really a....Scaredy Bat? A story about letting go and conquering your fears.
Written by Jonathan Meres
Illustrated by me


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