Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book 49: Stellaluna

Book 49: Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon, Harcourt, Inc 1993.  Preschool to Elementary

I've been fascinated by bats, especially fruit bats, for a while, but until Stellaluna came out, I'm pretty sure not too many children were. Now, I know that Stellaluna is a well-circulated book at the library and on one of the library's computers as a game. Bats no longer elicit an automatic scream, at least not the ones that are as charmingly illustrated as Janell Cannon's.

In addition to showing bats in a rather flattering light, Stellaluna is about the importance of family and making friends -- timeless and appropriate themes for a children's book.

If you haven't read Stellaluna, you should, if only to see the cutest little bats ever.

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