Synopses & Reviews
Everyone loves Little Gorilla: his mother, his father, his aunts and uncles, Big Boa Constrictor, and all ofand#160;the other animals living in the forest with him. Then one day, Little Gorilla begins to grow...and grow...and grow, until suddenly, at hisand#160;birthday celebration,and#160;Little Gorilla's family and friends discover that heand#160;isn't little anymore!and#160;Inand#160;this lap-size edition of this heartwarming tale, young readers will be comforted by the constancy of love for Little Gorilla, no matter whatand#160;his size.
"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." --SLJ School Library Journal
Houghton Mifflin Company Another inky eveningand#8217;s hereand#151; The air is cool and calm and clear.
Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes!and#151;Bat Night at the library!
Join 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 itand#8217;s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Liesand#8217; 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!and#147;and#133;the library-after-dark setting works a magic all its own, taking Lies and his audience to an intensely personal place.and#8221; Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Dark, inky acrylic paintings accompany a sprightly rhyming text, a wonderful sequel to 2006's completely charming Bats at the Beach." Cleveland Plain Dealer
"These book-loving bats might encourage young readers to explore more stories on their own.and#8221; 08/03/08 San Antonio Express-News
"and#133; appealing acrylic illustrations that teem with bats so charming they will even win over chiroptophobes."
"In this latest from Lies, it's all-deservingly-about the artwork. He brings a sure, expressive and transporting hand to this story."
"...the charm is all in the story itself." September 14, 2008 The New York Times Book Review
A modern classic that no child should miss,Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovelcontinues to delight generations of children. Mike and Mary Anne work together to dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapersand#151;there is nothing they canand#8217;t handle!and#160;This lasting testament to friendship, old-fashioned hard work, and ingenuity will now be available in a sturdy, oversize lap board-book edition with abbreviated text, perfect for reading to and sharing with young children."This is fun both in its text and gray crayon drawings. Mike Mulligan remains faithful to his steam shovel Mary Anne, against the threat of the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions, and digs his way to a surprising and happy ending." The New Yorker
"The brightly colored art and rhymes are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss's work with their quirky absurdity." and#151; School Library Journal
and#160;"Sure to become a storytime favorite." and#151;Kirkus Reviews
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.
Houghton Mifflin Company Another inky evenings here The air is cool and calm and clear.
Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes!Bat Night at the library!
Join 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 its 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!
Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach!
So pack your buckets, banjos, and blanketsand#8212;donand#8217;t forget the moon-tan lotionand#8212;and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.
Brian Liesand#8217;s enchanting art and cheery beachside verse will inspire bedtime imaginations again and again. Come visit a bedazzling world of moonlight, firelight, and . . . bats!
'\'When five little monkeys start jumping on the bed, its inevitable that oneor allof them will fall off and bump his head. The solution to the problem? No more monkeys jumping on the bed,” of course. This big, bright board book is just right for sharing with toddlers. The sturdy, oversize pages are easy for little hands to turn.\''
The sun goes down and bats come out to play. It's a perfect night to go to the beach! So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets—don't forget the moon-tan lotion—and wing with this bunch of bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.
This new lap board book edition includes lyrics to an original bat song by Brian Lies! Download the song for your listening pleasure at www.batbooks.com.
Exuberant rhymes and wild illustrations celebrate self-acceptance.
About the Author
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.