Blog Tour Book Review: Addy the Bat and a Visit to Cat by Lily Lee

addyTitle: Addy the Bat and a Visit to Cat
Author: Lily Lee
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Length: 34 pages
Release Date: May 15, 2015
Rating: 5 stars

This is the first in a series about Addy the Bat and her friends. In this adventure, Addy goes to visit Cat with her friend Josie and what an amazing time they have!

With whimsical painted cut-out created pictures, this book is sure to delight children of all ages and bring imagination to life!


Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Addy the Bat and a Visit to Cat. Thank you to author Lily Lee and Ravenswood Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

Addy the bat and a Visit to Cat was a nice little change of pace for me. I don’t get around to reading many children’s books but when I do I remember what I love about them. In Addy the Bat and a Visit to Cat we follow Addy the Bat through the forest in which she lives. She shows us her friends and takes us on a visit to her friend Cat who loves to play games!

My most favorite thing about this book was the beautiful illustrations. They are such beautiful colors and the illustration medium is so unique to me. I have never read a book that used this type of illustration medium…I am not exactly sure what makes up the illustrations but it looks like painted canvas at times and I simply adore it.

Addy is also EXTREMELY adorable and exactly what I would have imagined. I am not an expert on bats but I believe Addy is a fruit bat! I had never really seen bats as cute until a few months ago when I actually took the time to watch videos of bats that an animal sanctuary posted and I love them so this story about Addy just warmed my heart. It was so simple, entertaining and cute. I love that we get to see multiple animals in this story as well. If you are looking for a cute story to read your child or if you just enjoy reading a children’s book every now and then (nothing wrong with that!) check out Addy and the Bat and a Visit to Cat! It’s fun and light! It’s a wonderful opportunity to talk to kids about friendship, games, the importance of having fun, and also about animals! This is going to be awesome because it’s going to be a series about Addy the Bat and I, for one, can’t wait to see more of her!

About the Author lily lee

Lily Lee’s first children’s book is to be published this year. She is a well-socialized introvert who, when she isn’t playing with paint or bits of paper or children, is pondering two of life’s most important questions: “Who made that a rule?” and “How can we turn this into a game?”. It wasn’t easy, but she was recently persuaded to give her attention to a few other questions:

Q: Favorite cookie?

A: Anything freshly baked by someone who loves me.

Q: Three things you’d need on a desert island?

A: A good knife, a piece of string and a computer with unlimited high-speed internet access. Oh. And lip balm. Maybe a frying pan. Books! I forgot books! No, books will be on the computer…are a computer and internet access two things or one thing? Wait! I could make string out of coconut fibers! And if there are coconuts, I could make lip balm too! So, now can I take matches, and maybe books? Is a lighter better than matches? … I’m sorry, what was the question?

Q: Are there books that have changed your life?

A:Books are always changing my life, or at least changing my mind, which might be the same thing. Ravenswood is publishing “Addy the Fruit Bat and a Visit to Cat” this year- it’ll be the first of my stories to be set on a page. Does that count as life changing, or is it just really, really exciting?

Q: What children’s books do you most admire?

A: I love simple, good-humored stories that give grown-ups and children lots of fun things to talk about. There are books by Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer, Maurice Sendak and Stephen Kellogg that probably haunt my adult children’s dreams . It’s not just the classics I love though- in fact, if you haven’t read, or read to a child, books by David Somar and Jacky Davis, Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Mo Willems, or Laura Nuemeroff, read them as soon as you can. No, don’t. If you do that, you will have no reason at all to read any book of mine. And I would really like you to read my book.

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One thought on “Blog Tour Book Review: Addy the Bat and a Visit to Cat by Lily Lee

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! I loved every page of its creation, and received so much joy and amusement from the time I spent with Addy and Josie and Cat. The illustrations are multi-media collages- tree bark, leaves, fabric, photographs and paintings, all exuberantly glued onto painted or fabric covered backgrounds. The whole process was so much fun for me- and yes, you’re right! Addy is a fruit bat- or she would be if fruit bats were purple and drank from teacups. Thanks for reading, and many more thanks for so kindly letting your followers know that it made you smile!

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