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Bat's Big Game

Bat's Big Game

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrator: Eugenia Nobati

A new take on an old folktale. Bat wants to play on the winning side in the big game. So he plays first with the animals...then with the birds...then with...until he learns an important lesson. Eugenia Nobati's illustrations capture the movement of the fast-paced game in beautifully sweeping movement.


Editions
Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Hardcover  2008    $16.95  32 pages  978-0-8075-0587-8 
Hardcover    Albert Whitman       

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Accelerated Reader Book



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"The text is compact and has an innate rhythm characteristic of a veteran storyteller....the pictures are full of action and re-create the mood of a heated soccer game.-"  ...School Library Journal June 1 2008


"The text incorporates font and punctuation cues to inspire lively read-alouds, and the colorful, stylized digital illustrations feature animated soccer action and comical characters. Kids will find Bat's escapades entertaining, and they may also appreciate the lessons in loyalty and sportsmanship "  ...Booklist, June 1-15, 2008


"Stylized but easily identifiable, the rubber-limbed animals in Nobati’s digitally generated illustrations sport team jerseys and dash energetically about a rustic pitch, showing a visual energy that reflects the author’s characteristically quick-cadenced telling."  ...Kirkus, April 1, 2008




Awards

Panda Award short list
2009
Award given by Chinese International Schools. Children will select winner from short list.    
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Children's Core COllection, 2014





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