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Another inky evening’s here— The air is cool and calm and clearCan it be true? Oh can it be?Yes—Bat Night at the libraryJoin the free for all fun at the public library with these book loving bats Shape shadows on walls frolic in the water fountain and roam the book filled halls until it’s time for everyone young and old to settle down into the enchantment of story time Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light Even the youngest of readers will want to join the batty book fest


10 thoughts on “Bats at the Library

  1. says:

    Someone leaves the window open at the local library and the bats seize a chance to have a 'bat night at the library' It's hard to settle down and readwhen life flits by at dizzy speedBut storytime is just the thingto rest a play exhausted wingAnd if we listen we will hearsome distant voices drawing near louder louder louder still they coax and pull us in untileveryone – old bat or pup has been completely swallowed upand LIVES inside a book instead of simply hearing something readThe bats also enjoy non book library activities such as making photocopies of themselves and bathing in the water fountainThis book's pictures are a bit lighter and easier to see than Bats at the Beach so I enjoyed this book a bit And it celebrates a love of readinghttpstorysailorfileswordpresscoTl;dr This is a perfect book to read to children if you are a librarian doing reading time or if you are a parent of a kid who loves the library or if you are a teacher Very cute and book positive


  2. says:

    I loved the first book in this series Bats at the Beach so much that I just had to read the next book The bats are excited a window got left open and they all get to spend a night at the library And they have a great time reading and playing until daylight comes and they have to return to their cave I checked out both the print and audio version of this cute children's book from my local library's digital site I just felt like having a cute story read to me And this series is so cute Brian Lies' artwork is wonderful as well This book would be great to read in a classroom setting or at home The pictures are colorful and the rhyming text is entertaining The story would definitely keep kids' attention The audio book is just over six minutes long Chris Sorensen does an excellent job as narrator He has a pleasant easily understandable voice and reads with an upbeat tone Definitely a fun listening experience My favorite illustration is one where the bats are hanging on a lamp talking about books Just too cute


  3. says:

    This was a book where I wished I had someone read this to me so that I could listen and simultaneously look at the illustrationsThe rhyming story is very goodThe illustrations are marvelous with lots of smart and amusing touches I especially liked the “Goodnight Sun” book cover and the bat that wears glasses but there is much to look at and enjoyThe love of books and the ability to immerse oneself in them is communicated wellYou don’t have to be a fan of bats to appreciate this book but it probably helps a bit to have at least mildly fond feelings for bats They’re so cute in this book those who are fearful or otherwise think they don’t like bats may be won over


  4. says:

    Cute Much to enjoy for fans of both libraries and bats The poetic story is a nice change of pace from most picture books good for read aloud My favorite part was when the bats go into the stories bat themed tributes to Goodnight Moon Red Riding Hood King Arthur Peter Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland the bat Whinnie the Pooh is priceless ;


  5. says:

    Very cute I loved the pictures of those bats They're all excited because someone left the window open in the library and they can get in They read the books which they place upside down while they hang upside down play with the computer photocopier water fountain and overhead projector and listen to stories Brian Lies' illustrations are beautiful and filled with humor On the first page of text if you look carefully the bats on the page are actually hanging upside down My favorite picture is the 2 page spread where they're all listening to a story So cute Library lovers HAVE to read this one


  6. says:

    Another inky evening's here the air is cool and calm and clear We've feasted fluttered swooped and soared and yet we're still a little bored begins this engaging picture book about a colony of bats that visit the local library one night Whether reading selections that seem tailored to their interests an insect guide is described as a guide to fancy food playing with the photocopier or settling in for story hour these bats know how to get the most out of their library visit and how to really sink into a storyWith its rhyming narrative and appealing acrylic illustrations Bats at the Library would make a good story hour selection although I'd be careful of the lighting conditions when reading the artwork is rather dark and doesn't show up well in bright light That said there were many little details here that I found charming from the upside down vista in the first scene a rooftop hangs from the top of the page to the copy of Goodnight Sun that a few of the bats are seen reading And of course the idea of getting lost in a good book is always one that will appeal to me All in all this was a charming little tale I think I'd like to read about the bats' first adventure in Bats at the Beach


  7. says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS Batty Good BOOK What's not to love???? Gorgeous whimsically realistic artwork rich in detail transporting in atmosphere Punaliscious text and illustrations depicting classics and contemporary tomes with bats at the helm Wonderful timbre and rhyme making reading aloud oh so much fun Hidden 'bat and batty' details woven into the artwork Every book is that much delightful when set within the walls of a magical land called the libraryFIVE Library Fabulous Batty Bodacious Wonderful Read Aloud Picture Book Fun STARS


  8. says:

    Not to my taste Wordy with a rhyme that seems forced but other reviewers praise it so you decide for yourself Too much time spent outside the books even outside the library for me Though I do like the effort to desensitize those who are sueamish about bats like spiders coyotes they are valuable members of our ecosystems And I do like the author's bio in which it's said that Lies visits local libraries when he travels I do too Do you?


  9. says:

    Bats at the Library is a story told in rhyme by a bat The bats are bored until one of them hears that a window was left open at the library The bats are very excited and do lots of fun things in the library like making shadows on the wall using an overhead projector copying themselves on the copying machine and of course the highlight of the night storytime All the bats gather around and listen to the stories being told until the sun starts to come up and they have to leave without finishing their books hoping they will get another chance to return and experience the amazing world inside the libraryThe illustrations of watercolor are dark throughout because of it being nighttime but are very realistic and detailed in the scenery and what bats really look like The illustrations show the bats reading books in the forefront and in the background they show the bats dressed up and imagining themselves as the characters in the books they are reading like Little Red Riding Hood Aladdin and Winnie the PoohThere are so many details that students may not notice everything after the first reading This is really a book that is better read on your own to explore the pages One book the bats are reading is called Goodnight Sun and is the same boardbook colors as Goodnight Moon There is an old black and white drawing from Make Way for Ducklings however there are a mother bat and her little bats following and crossing the road in the ducklings placeIt would also be interesting to see what books they have read or recognize that are referenced in the pictures but not explicitly stated Although this would be a good book to pair with a nonfiction bat book and compare what these bats did in the story and what real bats do I think it would also be a good story to use to write our own rhyming verses There is one wordless two page spread that shows the bats as characters from different stories and I would like to see what the students could come up with to describe what is happening in the story at that point


  10. says:

    Loved this Bats waiting for that special night when they can explore the library I wish I could join them to have free rein all night long in a libraryhow wondrous What I loved about this book is that it captured that feeling of excitement and discovery for kids And the pictures are all fun and utterly perfect for this book This is one I don't mind re reading