HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780688161675, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1998
The Bat Jamboree was held early this year, at the old drive-in movie not too far from here. It was standing room only as the houselights went down. The spotlight came up -- there wasn't a sound! Then: 1 bat sang.2 bats flapped. 3 bats cha-cha-ed4 bats tapped.
Every year a troupe of 55 buoyant bats comes up with 10 fabulous acts to entertain and instruct an enthusiatic audience. And every year the bats top themselves when they perform the grandest finale of all . . .
With its exuberant text and enchanting illustrations, Bat Jamboree is both a counting book and a thrilling theatrical event.
Melissa Sweet is the author of numerous books for children, including Love and Kisses, and My Grandma is COming to Town as well as two New York Times Best Illustrated titles.
Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award winning, and bestselling "The Underneath" as well as the National Book Awardfinalist "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp", "Keeper", and many picture books including "Counting Crows". She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.