“Bats at the Library” by Brain Lies and Bat Paper Airplane

Weekly Trip to the Library

Bats at the Library pays homage to the pleasures to be found within libraries and books. The bats are bored, but an antidote is announced: someone left a window open in the library. The golden glow from spotlights on the side of the building and an Arts and Crafts-style reading lamp illuminate the nocturnal adventures in this handsome, traditional space.

The bats cluster according to interests. Some peruse “guides to fancy foods” (insect books) and form literary discussion groups. The younger mammals make images of themselves at the copier, frolic in the fountain, play at the computer, and explore the gingerbread castle in a pop-up book.

An impromptu story time brings everyone together, however, and after the pint-size protagonist is literally drawn into the featured book, two spreads reveal a montage of scenes from classic stories, with bats in the starring roles.

Be sure to make the Bat Paper Airplane by Brian Lies. Print out the template. Let the kids color it in. Follow the instructions to fold the paper to throw the bat and see how far it can fly.

Comments

  1. My 5 year old charge will enjoy this! Thanks for the great idea!

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