Rocko, the Christmas Bat

Rocko, the Christmas Bat


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A forgotten Halloween decoration learns about Thanksgiving and the true meaning of Christmas in this unique and charming full-color illustrated book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615939957
Publisher: James L. King III d b a Alijam Music
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 - 10 Years

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Rocko, the Christmas Bat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DerrickBlock More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. Rocko the Christmas Bat by author James L. King III is a fast and easy reading children's book. The illustrations are simple yet good and help to keep the reader involved in the story of Rocko and his holiday adventures. Rocko is a kind hearted and fun loving Halloween decoration who always wished he could learn more about what happens the rest of the year, when he is stored away. He wants to know why the upcoming holidays are so important, even more so than Halloween. He gets a scare when he is originally forgotten during the Halloween clean-up but then was glad that he was. Rocko really looks forward to finding out the answers to his questions. A bigger scare comes when Gray,one of the girls in the story, knocks him down from his perch and the mother almost has him put away. Luckily, he is put aside on the table where he hears a most marvelous tale. He learns that there is a Christmas and how important it is to people because God gave his only son to save everybody from evil. The story concludes with Rocko asking God for something very special and God answers him. To his joy, he is allowed to see Christmas and even more so he gets to be part of the message this year as he shines on the tree. This story does a nice job teaching about God and the gift of his son to mankind. Mr. King approaches this in a unique way with very few words but gets the point across very well. I feel this book can be an enjoyable learning experience for young children and can remind adults about the true meaning of Christmas. As I stated earlier the book is fast and easy reading and is done almost before you realize it, making you want to hear more about Rocko and his adventures. I would buy this book for young children especially ones who are learning to read.
Jhnellorx More than 1 year ago
This season where Christmas falls right after Halloween and Thanksgiving is definitely the perfect time to take a look at this book. We can see how Rocko the bat, a Halloween decoration that is annually placed in a prime position that made observing Gray and Kate’s family as well as the other events during Halloween very easy. He observed the kids get dressed up and leave for trick or treating. He could see the kids at the door in their costumes such as dressing up as ghosts, skeletons or like himself - a bat. It was obvious that he enjoyed it when the kids are happy (like when they get candy). This year though, Rocko got to see what happens during the year because they had forgotten to put him away! I found the book very much ideal for kids. Aside from the consistent and clever illustrations, the storyline itself is easy to follow, even for little ones. They can follow along with Rocko and learn about the Holidays and would definitely put them in a Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas kind of moods. It is relatable for kids to read about Rocko’s observations with regards to the routines the family go through, like thanking “Someone” before Thanksgiving dinner as well as the putting up of trees and other Christmas decorations. The Christmas story itself was also very well worded, in language that little kids will understand and learn from. Through Rocko, children will have a better idea about the Holidays, especially about Christmas as well as the power of prayer!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Rocko, the Christmas Bat by James L. King III is the cute story of Rocko the bat, the Halloween decoration who gets left out when the other decorations are put away. This gives him the opportunity to be there for Thanksgiving and watch all the preparations for Christmas. While decorating the Christmas tree, the kids ask their mom if they can use Rocko on the Christmas tree. Rocko gets to hear why Halloween and Christmas are celebrated. The story makes Rocko want to be part of the Christmas decorations. The ending of the story is a lovely surprise for Rocko.  The story is delightful and readers will love Rocko. The book also explains the importance of Halloween and Christmas in a friendly manner and the concept is unique. It starts with Halloween and through that kids get to learn about Christmas too. It is a heartwarming story and the illustrations add color and life to the story. All the characters come alive with the help of the illustrations. Rocko's transformation is indeed a real surprise. This book will make a good bedtime story because it is not only the story of Rocko, but will also tell young readers about Halloween and Christmas. I would definitely recommend this book for school libraries too.