Parents' Guide to

Bats at the Library

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Late-night library adventure lauds classic books.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

We bought it.

Love it for its gorgeous illustrations, encouraging a love of literature, and its use of some fun new big words for little kids to learn.
age 3+

We love bats!

Beautiful book!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The rhyming verse keeps the story moving and makes it all the more fun, and wonderful personalities of various bats and their antics really come through in the illustrations.

Bats tugging on lamp chains to light up the room, others hanging all around the lamp shade, still others dancing under the projector lamp, making shadow pictures on the wall ... this is just a bit of the fun. Later on, as the bats sink into their reading, they are "completely swallowed up" by the stories. Pages dance with places and characters from classic books parents and kids will recognize: the yellow brick road, Pippi Longstocking, Alice, Peter Rabbit, and so on.

The dark acrylic illustrations create the mood; This is a library at night, with all its mystery and charm. And the reader will feel the excitement, and the mischief, as the young bats explore every nook and cranny while the older ones waste no time in finding books to read.

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