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Bats Around the Clock

Bats Around the Clock

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by Kathi Appelt, Melissa Sweet
     
 

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It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It's American Batstand - a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there's a special guest appearance at the end!

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It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It's American Batstand - a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there's a special guest appearance at the end!

With their swinging text and groovy illustrations, the creators of Bat Jamboree and Bats on Parade don't miss a beat when it comes to the basics. Telling time has never been so much fun!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This takeoff on American Bandstand adds a twist to learning-to-tell-time books. Click Dark, the bat-version host of American Batstand, leads the 12-hour dance program. A rhyming verse teaches children how to tell time while dancing to the oldies. The enthusiastic bats jitterbug, do the swim, the locomotion, the twist with "Chubby Checkers," the hootchi-coo, and the bugaloo. At the bottom of each page, a mouse holds a clock that advances from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight as the show progresses. In a satisfying conclusion, as the TV audience awaits the "final demonstration," a solitary bat leaps out-in blue suede shoes. The rhymes are delightful and the narrative jives right along. Children will love them.-Wendy S. Carroll, Montclair Cooperative School, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
Lights, camera, action; it's American Batstand, a 12hour marathon of nonstop shake, rattle, and roll hosted by the ageless Click Dark. Captivating cartoon critters decked out in their best disco duds shimmy, shrug, and swim to a beat that changes every hour on the hour. Rhyming text carries the reader through a musical repertoire from jitterbug to jive. "There was rockin' in the rafters— / there was dancin' in the street. / Then they did the locomotion / and they boogied to the beat." Or "They twisted left and twisted right / until the hour of seven. / There was shakin', there was shoutin'—it was rockin' rollin' heaven!" Some of this may fly right over the heads of the intended audience, but they will certainly enjoy the rhythm of the poetry and the chance to dance the bop. And they might learn a little bit about telling time, too, since a mouse holds a small clock on each page with a time change. This is the third bat math book from this team and they seem to have the formula stirred just right. Boogie down. (Picture book. 46)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688164690
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
746,237
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Kathi Appelt is the award-winning author of many children's books, including Bat Jamboree, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and Incredible Me!, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Ms. Appelt teaches creative writing to both children and adults and lives in College Station, Texas.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant, a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book, an NCTE Notable Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. She has also written and illustrated Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, Tupelo Rides the Rails, and Carmine: A Little More Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 2005. Her collages and paintings have appeared in the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living.

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Bats Around the Clock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very funny book. The background does have to explained to your children because it is a take off of Dick Clark and the American Bandstand, the clothes style of the 50's and 60's, the dances of that generation, Elivs songs and Chubby checker. My kids enjoyed the story and even tried to do the dance steps. Overall, the story is funny and delightful.