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*Little Lost Bat* by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks
 
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Little Lost Bat
by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks
Ages 4-8 14 pages Charlesbridge October 2006 Hardcover    

Little Lost Bat is a lush and gorgeously illustrated story that introduces children to the world of a newborn Mexican free-tailed bat, even as it enchants with a lovely and exciting story of a mother-and-child reunion.

Set against the utterly breathtaking watercolor illustrations by Alan Marks, filled with deep blues and vibrant nightscapes, this charming story by childrenís nonfiction author Sandra Marks allows kids a glimpse into the life of a bat who gets lost when his mother doesnít return from her usual hunting trip. Now little lost bat must set out to seek his mother even as she too seeks him, and they both encounter all kinds of dangerous predators and situations as they use their instinct, and their love, to find their way back to each other.

The world of the free-tailed bat becomes an imaginative, colorful and educational setting for this loving and tender story, a perfect bedtime read for little ones who are already entranced with nature and animals. Markle and Marks succeed in combining educating kids about nature and entertaining them with a good story. Little Lost Bat is beautifully told and beautifully illustrated, enchanting to the eye and the ear.



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