Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Bats at the Library, Written and illustrated by Brian Lies

Who wouldn't prefer to see our kids curled up on a window seat, engrossed in a good book, than watch them in front of the TV or playing video games? In this beautifully illustrated rhyming tale, bats sneak into a library through an open window and deliver the message that's every parent's mantra: reading rocks! The library's stained-glass window and cozy chairs give the book a retro, inviting look that reinforces the theme, as the bats are transported to lands reached through only one path — books. "Everyone — old bat or pup — has been completely swallowed up, and lives inside a book instead, of simply hearing something read."