Bats at the Library (Library Binding)
Houghton Mifflin, 9780618999231, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
Fall 2008 Kids' List
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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 it's 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
Praise For Bats at the Library…
the library-after-dark setting works a magic all its own, taking Lies and his audience to an intensely personal place.” 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.” 08/03/08 San Antonio Express-News
" 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