Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies

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Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach!

So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets—don’t forget the moon-tan lotion—and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.

Brian Lies’s enchanting art and cheery beachside verse will inspire bedtime imaginations again and again. Come visit a bedazzling world of moonlight, firelight, and . . . bats!

About Brian Lies

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Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame. In addition, he has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. He has loved libraries and books since he was little, and when he travels, he rarely misses an opportunity to explore the local library. Visit to learn more about the author and his books.
Published May 8, 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pictures light-handedly capture the Cheshire Bat, Winnie the Bat and Little Red Riding Bat, only to be trumped by some ill-considered sermonizing—“But little bats will have to learn / the reason that we must return.” Buy it for the pictures.

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Gathering up “our buckets, trowels, / banjoes, blankets, books, and towels,” a family of bats flits out to the beach for a moonlit picnic of “yummy treats”—“Beetles, ants, and milkweed bugs, / crickets, moths, and pickled slugs.

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Lies's (Bats at the Beach ) much-lauded bats are back and the library's got them—thanks to a window left open by an unsuspecting (or perhaps sympathetic) librarian.

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Through rhyming couplets, the book follows the bats as they put on moon-tan lotion, bury each other in the sand, make new friends, surf, sail, play in the waves, go to the snack bar, and sing around a bonfire.

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Does the book make you want to have a day -- or night -- at the beach?.

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