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Bat vs Poss Book Review
Written by Alexa Moses and illustrated by Anil Tortop
Recommended for: ages 3-6 years
Meek the possum and her three younger sisters live in the sprawling paperbark tree, alongside terrace houses, with a number of beautiful Australian birds, lizards and other creatures. Suddenly Squabbles the bat barges in abruptly and expects all the other animals to move out!
Squabbles is so loud, messy and rude, all the other animals cannot stand to live in the same tree as Squabbles. A neighbourhood meeting is called, where Meek hatches a terrific plan to get rid of this rude bat….but...is it possible for all of the creatures, including Squabbles, to live in harmony in their paperbark tree?
Alexa Moses is a children’s author and screenwriter. Bat vs Poss is Alexa’s first picture book. She has written two junior fiction novels for tweens, “Slave Girl” and “Talk Like an Egyptian”. They are both part of the same series about time-travel. Alexa has written tv scripts for a number of children’s tv shows, such as Lexi and Lottie: trusty twin detectives and Hoot Hoot Go. Find about more about Alexa at her website alexamoses.com.au
Anil Tortop was born and raised in Turkey, and moved to Australia in 2011. Anil started off as an animator, but then fell into illustrating children’s books. Anil has illustrated 16 children’s books.
Anil sketches her illustrations and colours them with photoshop pencils, choosing colours carefully. Check out Anil’s website for more beautiful illustrations aniltortop.com
A beautifully illustrated picture book about sharing and making friends.