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Bat Time

Bat Time

by Ruth Horowitz, Susan Avishai

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Horowitz does a fine job of capturing a child's fascination with nature and her single-mindedness as well. Leila waits impatiently for it to become dark enough to go outside with her father and watch for the bats that swoop around her suburban house. The book has an intimate feeling in its conversations and pictures, and captures the warmth of a young family with a preschooler. The father feeds her, reads to her, puts her to bed, and best of all, shares in the nightly ritual of bat-watching. Although the illustrations work well with the story, the art is unexceptional representational drawings, done in a slightly waxy textured medium that appears to be some kind of crayon. The backgrounds are generally simple, with the figures appearing at times in a plain white space. The story will lend itself well to reading aloud and, with a little girl who loves bats as its heroine, it's a different kind of bedtime treat for family sharing.-- Marilyn Iarusso, New York Public Library

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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1st American ed
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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