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Bats at the Beach

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ISBN13: 9780618557448
ISBN10: 061855744x
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Launching out into the breeze,
we sail above the darkened trees,
flying fast, to wet our feet
where land and foamy ocean meet.

With an ear for fanciful verse and an eye for humorously detailed illustrations, author/illustrator Brian Lies invites you to a nocturnal beachside romp with some fuzzy, fun-loving bats. Winsome winged wonders swoop down to the sandy shore with pails, canvas beach bags, and banjos. Children will delight as bats surf the waves, play volleyball, sing around the fire, and make friends with seagulls. Adults will appreciate Lies's signature touches of fun from the bottle of "Bain de Lune" lotion to the bag of "skeeter krisps," all captured in panoramic format with his rich palette and fine, expressive lines.

The moony weather is perfect, the beach blankets are down, the umbrellas are up, the picnic baskets are unpacked, and the fire is ready for roasting tasty bug-mallows! Most definitely not the stuff of nightmares, Bats at the Beach is the perfect book to capture bedtime imaginations. Young and old alike will want to visit this whimsical take on a day at the shore again and again.

Review:

"Where the book truly soars is in the dark yet luminescent art where bat wings glow in the light of the full moon and the sky is a steely blue. The faces on the bats are furry and friendly." School Library Journal

Review:

"Perfect for sharing with younglings of the wingless sort." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"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....Readers will be swept right along until the sun comes up and the bats return home." Booklist

Synopsis:

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!

Synopsis:

With enchanting art and cheery beachside verse, this bedtime book describes all the fun a bunch of bats have one night on a moonlit beach. Full color.

About the Author

Brian Lies was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He attended Brown University, studying psychology and literature. After graduating, Brian decided to pursue his childhood interest in art. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before beginning a career in political illustration. Brian has written and illustrated numerous books for children, and his award-winning work appears regularly in children's magazines and galleries around the country. He currently lives on the south shore of Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

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JaneBePe, October 30, 2014 (view all comments by JaneBePe)
Love this book! Amazing art! Full of cute and realistic bats doing unrealistic things! Fun poem about bats who go to the beach when the humans have gone home. All the usual beach stuff including getting a moon tan. Families of bats doing family things. Lots of little things in the art that are not mentioned in the poem. Everything that makes a children's book fun for children and adults alike.
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Gina Spanu, January 8, 2012 (view all comments by Gina Spanu)
This is an adorable story about a family of bats heading to the beach for a "night out". The pictures are very good and a clever spin on what typical families do when visiting the beach. Roasting marshmellows and frog legs. It is as much fun for the adults as kids reading the story and looking at the hidden jokes in the pictures. There are two other books in the series with the library and a baseball game, but the beach is our favorite. A portion of profits go towards bat habitats. My little boy loves the book and so have my kindergarten students.
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Patricia Mancuso, December 24, 2006 (view all comments by Patricia Mancuso)
I heard this read on NPR by Daniel Pinkwater and Scott Simon and had to have it. Then my 23 year old son and his friends saw it and had to have it. A kids book for everyone! Look for all the great details in the pictures.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618557448
Author:
Lies, Brian
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Beaches
Subject:
Picnicking
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Mammals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
A Bat Book
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.25 x 10.75 in 2.02 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 32 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618557448 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Where the book truly soars is in the dark yet luminescent art where bat wings glow in the light of the full moon and the sky is a steely blue. The faces on the bats are furry and friendly."
"Review" by , "Perfect for sharing with younglings of the wingless sort."
"Review" by , "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....Readers will be swept right along until the sun comes up and the bats return home."
"Synopsis" by , 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!

"Synopsis" by , With enchanting art and cheery beachside verse, this bedtime book describes all the fun a bunch of bats have one night on a moonlit beach. Full color.
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