Time for some night-time fun!

Summary:

Now that night is here, all of the bats have come out to play. With a full moon rising, the bats collect their gear and head to the beach. Where people have left off - and left things behind - the bats enjoy a night at the shore.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Kids (and parents) will instantly recognize their own beach excursions in this story about a night-time adventure at the beach.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

"Oh, yeah!" The cricket-legged marshmallow on the book cover sealed the deal when we asked our daughter if she wanted to read this book. For the last week we have been reading this book and its partner book Bats at the Library each night. Each time, our daughter chimes in a little more with the text.

Parent Reaction

The Bats at series is clever and fun. We have enjoyed reading this with our daughter, both taking turns to recite the story. The rhyming scheme makes it easy for her stay with reading, even if there are words she doesn't completely recognize. The story reminds dads of Snowmen at Night, another what-happens-after-dark adventure.

Type of Book:
This picture book shares a bat adventure at the beach.
Educational Themes:

This is a story to be shared with a child. Even the hints at people littering the beaches are too subtle to build into a theme.

Reading Level:
3.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! These are books that you will enjoy before your kids can read and again as they are learning to read.

Title Bats at the Beach
Author Brian Lies
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers © 2006
Illustrators Brian Lies
ISBN 9780618557448
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Poetry, Humor
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