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.
The story is positive, moves quickly, and its message is easily absorbed by preschoolers.
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.
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.
This is a picture book about self-discovery.
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.
7 to 9
3 to 8
Started reading with 3-year-old child.
Borrow, at least. The story has several layers that your kids can grab onto and enjoy.