Bats in the Band

Bats in the Band

Book - 2014
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The look on our faces is easy to read:
a little night music is just what we need!

A late-spring night sky fills with bats flocking to a theater, already echoing and booming with delightful sounds of music. Bat music--plunky banjoes, bat-a-tat drums, improvised instruments, country ballads, and the sweet cries of a bat with the blues.

Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night, and the positive power of music. Brian Lies's newest celebration of bats and their dazzling, dizzying world will lift everyone's spirits with joyous noise and cheer!

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ,, [2014].
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780544105690
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,coloured illustrations ;,24 X 28 cm.


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Jul 25, 2017

The artwork is really great. I didn't really get into the story much but probably because of the rhyming.

Jun 29, 2015

I love this series of books.
This is the newest in the series to 'Bats at the Library" and "Bats at the Beach".
Cute pictures and good story all by a bat's point of view.
Even there are pages you have to read upside down

forbesrachel Feb 25, 2015

The bats are back and they've formed a band! Rhyme sets the rhythm for this special night of fun and dance, and there is a little bit for everyone. A soulful ballad brings tears, a performer entertains the little ones, and a chorus brings them all together. Each genre elicits a different reaction from the bats, but overall there are bits of amusement to be found in every illustration. In particular some of the makeshift instruments these cheerful and bright-eyed critters play are quite clever. Lighting sets the mood throughout; the bats are inside, but they are still night creatures, so the delivery of this is all the more important. Fun, whimsical, cute, this is another excellent addition to the series.

nypl_morningside_heights Dec 03, 2014

Another good rhyming story with bats by Brian Lies. the story was well received at picture book time

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