Bat and Rat
Bat and Rat are two best friends living in the big city. Together these nocturnal pals enjoy their favorite things, like riding the subway, dumpster diving in Chinatown, writing songs, and playing in a band. One hot summer night, while tasting their favorite flavors of ice cream, like mosquito ripple, they find the inspiration for the perfect new tune—for they realize theirfavoritefavorite is each other.
Written in a gentle, sweet style reminiscent of Arnold Lobel and Patrick McDonnell and with charming illustrations,Bat and Ratcaptures the tenderness of classic picture books with a hip, modern twist.
Praise forBat and Rat
“Cordell’s starry cityscapes combine with Jennings’ gentle text for an agreeable read-aloud—with a cherry on top.” —Kirkus Reviews
"The clever artwork perfectly complements Jennings's sharp, funny wordplay. Children will delight in this charming story."
—School Library Journal
"Cordell’s images of jazzy patrons at the Twelve O’Clock Room add interest, while his consistent use of spotlights, streetlights, circular images, and stage lights accentuate and complement Jennings’ focused attention on a unique and caring relationship."
—Library Media Connection
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Review: Bat and RatUser Review - Molly Lorenz - Goodreads
Bat and Rat is a sweet, light hearted children's book about two friends named Bat and Rat who are musicians. They are trying to find lyrics for their newest song to play in the Midnight Room. They go ... Read full review
Review: Bat and RatUser Review - Carissa - Goodreads
Bat and Rat are musical partners who go out for ice cream and find lyrics to a song. Rat and Bat tralala about being friends. The story was just.. hollow and the illustrations weren't memorable. Read full review