Batty

Batty

By Sarah Dyer

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781847800848, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011

Description

Batty's efforts to impress visitors at the zoo fail, but he is determined to be popular like the other animals. First he goes to the penguin pool but the water is cold and he doesn't like fish. Then he tries the gorilla enclosure but he doesn't have any fleas for the gorillas to pick off him. He tries to laze in the sun with the lions but its far too bright for his sensitive eyes. When eventually he returns to his bat cave he finds that everyone else is trying to be like him, hanging upside down.
This clever and witty story is brought to life with Batty's upside down view of his surroundings, involving the reader in turning the book upside down with him. With its warm-hearted theme it is sure to delight readers young and old.



About the Author
This is Sarah Dyer's first book for children and it has already been an international success with eight foreign-language deals secured before publication. She recently completed her BA in illustration at Kingston University, where" Five Little Fiends "began as a project in her second year. Sarah has always lived by the sea and for holidays she goes back to see her mum, dad, two cats and her brother. She now lives in London, England.