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Bats at the beach.

by Lies, Brian,

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool - Children's Toddler Books J PS LAP BOARD LIES
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Preschool - Children's Toddler Books
Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach!

So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets--don't forget the moon-tan lotion--and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.

Brian Lies's enchanting art and cheery beachside verse will inspire bedtime imaginations again and again. Come visit a bedazzling world of moonlight, firelight, and . . . bats!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. The trope of a day at the beach is turned on its head with a family of bats that spend a night there, complete with "moon-tan lotion." Young bats play with "the stuff they find" and bury each other in the sand; older ones sing around the campfire and toast "bug-mallows" (an episode accompanied by a slightly icky image of marshmallows with legs and wings). The rhyming text, which floats white against the dark backdrops, leaves no beach activity or experience unmentioned, right down to the unpleasant feel of itchy sand "where no sand should be." The acrylic paintings are appropriately dark but never muddy, and the gently anthropomorphized bats, every strand of fur sharply delineated, follow in the cute-but-still-batlike tradition of Stellaluna 0 (1993). Readers will be swept right along until the sun comes up and the bats return home: "We sigh and snuggle close together / to dream about the moony weather." --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects catreq 07/16/18 za
Publisher 2006
Edition Lap board book edition 2011.
Contributors Lies, Brian illustrator.
Notes On board pages.
The night is just perfect for bats at the beach!
Description 30 unnumbered pages :bcolor illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780547554372
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