Bats at the Beach (A Bat Book)

Bats at the Beach (A Bat Book)

Brian Lies

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0544668405

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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!

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Bats at the Beach Brian Lies * * * Bats at the Beach WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY BRIAN LIES HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON 2006 * * * Maddy, this one is all yours. Copyright © 2006 by Brian Lies All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com The text of this book is set in 18-point Legacy. The

illustrations are acrylic paint on Strathmore paper. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lies, Brian. Bats at the beach / written and illustrated by Brian Lies. p. cm. Summary: On a night when the moon can grow no fatter, bats pack their moon-tan lotion and baskets of treats and fly off for some fun on the beach. ISBN 0-618-55744-X (hardcover) [1. Beaches—Fiction. 2. Bats—Fiction. 3. Picnicking—Fiction. 4. Stories in rhyme.] I. Title. PZ8.3.L597Bat 2006 [E]—dc22 2005010757

wings. —Have we forgotten anything? Launching out into the breeze, we sail above the darkened trees, flying fast, to wet our feet where land and foamy ocean meet. At last we hear the deep bass thump, as waves on seashore crash and bump. Now the shoreline spreads below; we pull wings in, and down we go. How delicious—oh, how sweet, To feel warm sand beneath our feet. Quick, set up—spread blankets on sand! We want to get going when fun is at hand. We hurry down to test the

doze off, tired and teary. Day birds start to chirp and peep; now back to crack and crevice creep. We sigh and snuggle close together to dream about the moony weather. Shh—now sleep. The moon's out of reach. The night was just perfect for bats at the beach.

doze off, tired and teary. Day birds start to chirp and peep; now back to crack and crevice creep. We sigh and snuggle close together to dream about the moony weather. Shh—now sleep. The moon's out of reach. The night was just perfect for bats at the beach.

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