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A breathtaking picture book illustrated by mega-bestseller Loren Long, about a young bat setting off into the world using only his good sense! Sense is the song you sing out into the world,
and the song the world sings back to you.
With these words, Chiro's mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It's an adventure, but how will he find his way? And how will he find his way home? As the young bat discovers, navigating the world around him is easy as long as he uses his good sense.
This beautiful and touching coming-of-age story, with mesmerizing artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long and lyrical text from Ari Berk, conveys a heartwarming and universal message: No matter how far away you go, you can always find your way home.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 254 x 279 x 13mm | 612g
  • Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • f-c (reflective) (jkt: spfx: spot uv, foil + emboss)
  • 1416978860
  • 9781416978862
  • 51,556

Review quote

"There is nothing at all cute about bats, but don't tell that to the talented Long...who has managed in the past to make even a tractor endearing.... Berk's able storytelling enriches and elaborates...."--The New York Times Book Review
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Rating details

1,532 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 34% (527)
4 39% (605)
3 21% (317)
2 5% (71)
1 1% (12)

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Reason for Reading: As strange as this sounds, I am terrified of bats in real life but I absolutely love anthropomorphic bats in books. This is an absolutely gorgeously illustrated book about a little bat who goes out by himself for the first time using his "good sense" to see in the dark. While the story is completely cute and fictional it also manages to convey exactly how echolocation works for bats. The background of the pages are all black and textured, as if they represented the bat's hair. The bats in the story are brown bats though and contrast well against the black background. Fabulous, adorable illustrations! Chiro, the little bat is so cute! The story is a nature adventure as Chiro discovers his nighttime world and it is a story of a mother's love as she sends her son off on his own but is waiting for him with arms wide open when he returns. Oversized, thick glossy pages, a quality book!show more
by Nicola Mansfield
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