Bats at the Beach

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
FromCaldecott honor-winning and New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Brian Lies, a charming and lyrical beachy read perfect for summertime--or anytime. The first of many nighttime adventures with the award-winning Bat Book series.

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!

Check out for more escapades with these zany bats.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Yet another laugh out loud book with the story line of bats awakening and heading to the beach. The highly creative illustrations, with a rhyming tale of dipping in the ocean, roasting cricket filled ... Read full review

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User Review  - ydraughon - LibraryThing

A family of bats heads to the beach. They bring their moon-tan lotion, bat kites, and salted skeeters for their picnic. This rhyming text and the cute illustrations, make a great book for grades K - 2. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Brian Lies is the award-winning author/illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Bats at the Beach, and 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.

A portion of the proceeds from this book is being donated to Bat Conservation International.

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