Stellaluna

Summary:

Stellaluna is a brown bat that is separated from her mother at birth. She is raised in a nest with other birds. Ultimately she recognizes that she's not a bird and has to learn to accept that being different is Okay.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is positive, moves quickly, and its message is easily absorbed by preschoolers.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

When we first tried to read the story, we didn't get much interest. It's now a year later, and s/he'll pull this one from the shelf as one of the regular bedtime books.

Parent Reaction

We like the story ... and the fact that it's not your usual animal character. There's plenty to learn, too. We're still not sure what took so long to garner interest.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book about self-discovery.
Educational Themes:

There book offers information that lets you talk about life as a bat and bird, as well as opportunities to talk about safety and being true to one's self.

Reading Level:
3.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 3-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. The story has several layers that your kids can grab onto and enjoy.

Title Stellaluna
About
Author Janell Cannon
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers © 1993
Illustrators Jewell Cannon
ISBN 0152802177
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.00
Genres Animal Character
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