Bats at the Library written and illustrated by Brian Lies
Loaned to me by my supervising school librarian/media specialist at my field experience so I could look at her lesson plan with it (man just that sentence makes you tired). This is just too cute. I’ve read through it three times now and every time I still notice more lovable details. The little bat in the floaties made me think of… I think it was my little cousin who… wore floaties constantly for what seemed like forever. The earbuds being used as a rope, the perspective of the first full page illustration, the gorgeous traditional image of the library, a model of the moon in the background instead of a globe, the fancy food insect book, dancing on the overhead, copying themselves and folding them into paper airplanes, playing in the pop-up book and the fountain, the upside down storytime, goodnight sun and all the glorius references to classics. Obviously this book is more of an issue of what don’t I like. I’m enchanted by the rhythm of the text. No wonder I own so many books I can’t help but think I WANT!