Synopses & Reviews
The look on our faces is easy to read:
a little night music is just what we need!
A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater,and#160;already echoing and booming with delightful sounds of music. Bat musicand#8212;plunky banjoes, bat-a-tat drums, improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues.
Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night, and the positive power of music. Brian Liesand#8217;s newest celebration of bats and their dazzling, dizzying world will lift everyoneand#8217;s spirits with joyous noise and cheer!
[set star]"Delightful and informative but never didactic."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)and#160;
"Again with the bats, evoking another call of "encore!"
"This latest adventure will enchant children, who will want to hear it, read it, and relive it over and over again."
and#8212;School Library Journal
Knocked from her motherand#8217;s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a birdand#8217;s nest. This adorable baby fruit batand#8217;s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. and#8220;Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.and#8221;--Kirkus Reviews
While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we're different, we're very much the same.
Knocked from her mother's safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird's nest. This adorable baby fruit bat's world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.--Kirkus Reviews
A beloved picture book, in a brand new board book edition
Stellaluna has been charming picture-book readers for years with its moving tale of a lost little bat who learns a big lesson about friendship. This bestseller has now been adapted as a board book, the perfect format to introduce younger readers to Janell Cannon's enchanting tale and gorgeous art.
The best-selling story is also an irresistible pop-up book. Six key images from the original hardcover have been converted into elaborate pop-ups; the heartwarming story has been simplified to fit the format but retains its charm and appeal. This exciting new edition comes complete with a separate three-dimensional mobile of Stellaluna!
Stellaluna is a fictional female Megabat in a children's book of the same name by author Janell Cannon, written in 1993. This book aired on the PBS series Reading Rainbow in 1994.and#160;
The symphonious companion to Brian Liesand#8217;s bestselling bat books series where the Bats take a break from the Beach, theand#160;Library,and#160;and the Ballgame to strike up the band, celebrate, and share music. A must-have addition to a child's first rhythmic and rhymingand#160;picture book library.
About the Author
Janell Cannonand#39;s picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. She is the author and illustrator of the longtime bestseller Stellaluna, Verdi, Crickwing, Pinduli, and others. Before she became a full-time creator of books for children, she designed summer reading programs at her local public library. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California.