A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows bats reading great children's literature and acting out their favorites.
Encourages exploring the library and enjoying a good children's book.
Violence & Scariness
These bats are friendly and playful, not scary.
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References to a few classic children's books.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this batty adventure is full of silliness as well as being a terrific reference to classic children's literature. In the illustrations, kids will enjoy finding characters from books they may have already read.
Is It Any Good?
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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