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{"id":2042419969,"title":"Hello, Bumblebee Bat Board Book","handle":"hello-bumblebee-bat-board-book","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/darrin-lunde\" title=\"Author Darrin Lunde\"\u003eDarrin Lunde\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patricia-j-wynne\" title=\"Illustrator Patricia J. Wynne\"\u003ePatricia J. Wynne\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMy name is Bumblebee Bat.\u003cbr\u003e I may be small,\u003cbr\u003e but I'm a great flyer.\u003cbr\u003e I live in a secret cave with my brothers and sisters.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWant to know more? Then open this book and fly with Bumblebee Bat into the night.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered Bumblebee Bat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter includes additional child-friendly facts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/hello-baby-beluga-board-book\" title=\"Hello, Baby Beluga Board Book\"\u003eHello, Baby Beluga Board Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/my-first-book-of-baby-animals\" title=\"My First Book of Wild Animals\"\u003eMy First Book of Wild Animals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hello-bumblebee-bat-spread.jpg?8738642460100422813\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDarrin Lunde, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDarrin Lunde has worked as a mammalogist at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Smithsonian Institute. His work has brought him into contact with all kinds of animals, big and small, throughout the remote forests of South America, Africa, and Asia where he camped for months at a time to survey species diversity and to discover new species. He is the author of \u003ci\u003eHello, Bumblebee Bat\u003c\/i\u003e, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book, \u003ci\u003eAfter the Kill\u003c\/i\u003e, and other books about animals. He lives in Washington, DC.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/darrin-lunde\" title=\"Darrin Lunde bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Darrin.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePatricia Wynne, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePatricia Wynne is a well-known scientific illustrator whose art has been included in many collections and exhibited around the country. Her detailed illustrations have appeared in 90 books, including \u003ci\u003eThe Body Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eTropical Rain Forest\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eHello, Bumblebee Bat\u003c\/i\u003e, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book. Patricia lives in New York City.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patricia-j-wynne\" title=\"Patricia J. 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'I am afraid of humans and birds'\") and habits. Generally wearing a fixed-looking smile and facing viewers directly, the interviewee flits across twilit, precisely detailed painted scenes, posing next to a bee and a mouse for scale, hunting and chowing down on a moth and then retiring to a sleeping cave with its \"brothers and sisters.\" Rare enough to be officially endangered, these diminutive creatures get at least a mention in most of the general introduction to bats, but they're highlighted here with a distinctive charm that's likely to linger with children.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMeet the inch-long bumblebee bat, the smallest bat species in the world. Each left-hand page poses a question to a little bat, such as, \"Bumblebee Bat, how do you see at night?\" The bat answers, \"I make a squeaky sound that bounces back from whatever it hits. I see by hearing.\" Beginning each question with the bat's memorable name heightens the pleasing sense of pattern in the text, which offers information that children can understand, but avoids overwhelming them with too many facts. Wynne, who illustrated Carolyn Arnold's \u003ci\u003eSuper Swimmers\u003c\/i\u003e (2007), contributes an appealing set of pictures that complement the text. The large-scale artwork, appearing on right-hand pages, shows the bat flying, feeding, escaping from a predator, entering a cave, and finally sleeping. The bumblebee bat's tiny size is apparent only when it is shown next to a bee or a butterfly. Delicate ink drawings are brightened with watercolors and colored pencils. 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Wynne\"\u003ePatricia J. Wynne\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMy name is Bumblebee Bat.\u003cbr\u003e I may be small,\u003cbr\u003e but I'm a great flyer.\u003cbr\u003e I live in a secret cave with my brothers and sisters.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWant to know more? Then open this book and fly with Bumblebee Bat into the night.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered Bumblebee Bat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter includes additional child-friendly facts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/hello-baby-beluga-board-book\" title=\"Hello, Baby Beluga Board Book\"\u003eHello, Baby Beluga Board Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/my-first-book-of-baby-animals\" title=\"My First Book of Wild Animals\"\u003eMy First Book of Wild Animals\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hello-bumblebee-bat-spread.jpg?8738642460100422813\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDarrin Lunde, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDarrin Lunde has worked as a mammalogist at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Smithsonian Institute. His work has brought him into contact with all kinds of animals, big and small, throughout the remote forests of South America, Africa, and Asia where he camped for months at a time to survey species diversity and to discover new species. He is the author of \u003ci\u003eHello, Bumblebee Bat\u003c\/i\u003e, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book, \u003ci\u003eAfter the Kill\u003c\/i\u003e, and other books about animals. He lives in Washington, DC.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/darrin-lunde\" title=\"Darrin Lunde bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Darrin.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePatricia Wynne, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePatricia Wynne is a well-known scientific illustrator whose art has been included in many collections and exhibited around the country. Her detailed illustrations have appeared in 90 books, including \u003ci\u003eThe Body Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eTropical Rain Forest\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eHello, Bumblebee Bat\u003c\/i\u003e, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book. Patricia lives in New York City.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patricia-j-wynne\" title=\"Patricia J. Wynne bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Patricia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor the original hardcover publication:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTheodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBooklist's Notable Children's Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eALA Notable Children's Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor the original hardcover publication:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFramed as simply phrased questions and answers in differently sized type, this interview with the world's smallest bat - at rest, about the size of a quarter, as a life-sized view on the final page attests - will fill in younger naturalists on its looks, diet, enemies (\"Bumblebee Bat, what do you fear? 'I am afraid of humans and birds'\") and habits. Generally wearing a fixed-looking smile and facing viewers directly, the interviewee flits across twilit, precisely detailed painted scenes, posing next to a bee and a mouse for scale, hunting and chowing down on a moth and then retiring to a sleeping cave with its \"brothers and sisters.\" Rare enough to be officially endangered, these diminutive creatures get at least a mention in most of the general introduction to bats, but they're highlighted here with a distinctive charm that's likely to linger with children.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMeet the inch-long bumblebee bat, the smallest bat species in the world. Each left-hand page poses a question to a little bat, such as, \"Bumblebee Bat, how do you see at night?\" The bat answers, \"I make a squeaky sound that bounces back from whatever it hits. I see by hearing.\" Beginning each question with the bat's memorable name heightens the pleasing sense of pattern in the text, which offers information that children can understand, but avoids overwhelming them with too many facts. Wynne, who illustrated Carolyn Arnold's \u003ci\u003eSuper Swimmers\u003c\/i\u003e (2007), contributes an appealing set of pictures that complement the text. The large-scale artwork, appearing on right-hand pages, shows the bat flying, feeding, escaping from a predator, entering a cave, and finally sleeping. The bumblebee bat's tiny size is apparent only when it is shown next to a bee or a butterfly. Delicate ink drawings are brightened with watercolors and colored pencils. The last spread offers a little more information about bumblebee bats.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hello-bumblebee-bat-cvr.jpg?164539940957033891\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/hello-bumblebee-bat-hires.zip?164539940957033891\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBoard Book\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-526-2\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/hello-bumblebee-bat\" title=\"Hello, Bumblebee Bat\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-374-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-892-4 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-893-1 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 0-3\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 14\u003cbr\u003e7 x 7\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Hello, Bumblebee Bat Board Book

By: Darrin Lunde / Illustrated by: Patricia J. Wynne

My name is Bumblebee Bat.
I may be small,
but I'm a great flyer.
I live in a secret cave with my brothers and sisters.

Want to know more? Then open this book and fly with Bumblebee Bat into the night.

A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered Bumblebee Bat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.

Back matter includes additional child-friendly facts.

Maximum quantity available reached.

Darrin Lunde, author

Darrin Lunde has worked as a mammalogist at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Smithsonian Institute. His work has brought him into contact with all kinds of animals, big and small, throughout the remote forests of South America, Africa, and Asia where he camped for months at a time to survey species diversity and to discover new species. He is the author of Hello, Bumblebee Bat, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book, After the Kill, and other books about animals. He lives in Washington, DC.

Read more about Darrin.


Patricia Wynne, illustrator

Patricia Wynne is a well-known scientific illustrator whose art has been included in many collections and exhibited around the country. Her detailed illustrations have appeared in 90 books, including The Body Book, Tropical Rain Forest, and Hello, Bumblebee Bat, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book. Patricia lives in New York City.

Read more about Patricia.

For the original hardcover publication:

  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book
  • Booklist's Notable Children's Book
  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Book

For the original hardcover publication:

Kirkus Reviews

Framed as simply phrased questions and answers in differently sized type, this interview with the world's smallest bat - at rest, about the size of a quarter, as a life-sized view on the final page attests - will fill in younger naturalists on its looks, diet, enemies ("Bumblebee Bat, what do you fear? 'I am afraid of humans and birds'") and habits. Generally wearing a fixed-looking smile and facing viewers directly, the interviewee flits across twilit, precisely detailed painted scenes, posing next to a bee and a mouse for scale, hunting and chowing down on a moth and then retiring to a sleeping cave with its "brothers and sisters." Rare enough to be officially endangered, these diminutive creatures get at least a mention in most of the general introduction to bats, but they're highlighted here with a distinctive charm that's likely to linger with children.

Booklist

Meet the inch-long bumblebee bat, the smallest bat species in the world. Each left-hand page poses a question to a little bat, such as, "Bumblebee Bat, how do you see at night?" The bat answers, "I make a squeaky sound that bounces back from whatever it hits. I see by hearing." Beginning each question with the bat's memorable name heightens the pleasing sense of pattern in the text, which offers information that children can understand, but avoids overwhelming them with too many facts. Wynne, who illustrated Carolyn Arnold's Super Swimmers (2007), contributes an appealing set of pictures that complement the text. The large-scale artwork, appearing on right-hand pages, shows the bat flying, feeding, escaping from a predator, entering a cave, and finally sleeping. The bumblebee bat's tiny size is apparent only when it is shown next to a bee or a butterfly. Delicate ink drawings are brightened with watercolors and colored pencils. The last spread offers a little more information about bumblebee bats.

Board Book
ISBN: 978-1-58089-526-2

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-57091-374-7

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-60734-892-4 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-893-1 PDF
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Ages: 0-3
Page count: 14
7 x 7