Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Title:  Bats At The Beach
Author/Illustrator:  Brian Lies
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Company
Ages: 4 to 8

"Sun slips down and all is still,
and soon we can't tell sky from hill.
Now from barn and cave and rafter,
bats pour out with shrieks of laughter."

Synopsis: The sun has set and now the fun begins as all the bats gather for a trip to the beach. Roasting bug-mallows and wing-boat races are just some of the adventures to be had as bats take advantage of the moonlight on a deserted beach.

Why you should read it: I love the idea of playing at the beach but being allergic to the sun, I can appreciate the bats wanting to wait until the sun goes down. Mr. Lies' wonderful illustrations enhance the lyrical words of this rhyming picture book. Readers young and old will eagerly turn the pages of this whimsical book to see what these little bats will do next!

Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5...grab it!


  1. I love all of Brian Lies "bat" books! He is an awesome rhymer!

    1. Hi Penny! I love the rhymes but I also think the illustrations are incredible!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!