Big Brown Bat

By Rick Chrustowski; Rick Chrustowski (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805074994, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 19, 2008

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Whoosh! Big brown bats rush off on their nightly hunt, but one stays behind to have a baby.

As summer turns to fall, the baby bat grows bigger. He learns to fly, then to hunt. Soon he has fattened himself up for the long winter ahead, when he’ll hibernate until the spring sun returns once more. Big Brown Bat is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

RICK CHRUSTOWSKI is the author/illustrator of several books about animals and their life cycles. He lives and works in an old farmhouse on a hill in Wisconsin.

Praise For Big Brown Bat

"A solid addition to elementary and preschool libraries."—Kirkus

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