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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (576 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Lies Narrator: Chris Sorensen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781470355999
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The New York Times bestseller Bats at the Beach flows from the gifted pen of award–winning author and illustrator Brian Lies. What could be better than a fun day at the beach with your loved ones? How about if it’s nighttime and your family members are furry, friendly bats? This charming book of rhymes is sure to become a children’s favorite.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the quintessential book about going to the beach complete with overflowing picnic baskets, kite flying, singing around the campfire, and scratchy sand in places where no sand should be. Kids will certainly identify with the exuberant and familiar fun, but what will get them howling is the fact that the characters are bats that are visiting the beach in the moonlight. The rhyming text is grounded in reality with many inventive twists to keep the imagination rolling.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty Sabella | 2/16/2014

    " This is a well written, and beautifully-illustrated book. It is a smart, charming book for kids of all ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 2/14/2014

    " I don't know why, but I've always loved bats! I think they are so cute...which is probably why I liked this book. on a crisp clear evening, bats come from across the town to have a beach outing, they do all the regular beach things...surf, sail, fly kites, have snacks...but with a bit of a twist. I think the image of 'bug-mallows' is going to stay with me for a while! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/6/2014

    " Such a fun book to read with the play on words and the rhyming. Great illustrations too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loren | 2/4/2014

    " What a fun book! Beautifully -- and darkly -- illustrated. The moon is full and the bats gather up the family to go to the beach. They toast bug-mallows, fly each other as kites, sail in fry boxes they find in the garbage, and generally have a great time. I loved the book and Lenore indulged me with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 2/4/2014

    " This is a beautifully illustrated book on what "could" happen when the bats have a night out on the beach. Older students (4-5th grade) like it much more than the younger ones (K-3). Although it does rhyme, it doesn't "flow" as well as I had hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/4/2014

    " This picture book tells the story about what bats might do with their spare time -- go to the beach! Its vivid picture and rhyming text engages readers and pulls them into the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Petrucelli | 1/31/2014

    " Read-aloud for kids with a nice cadence. Excellent drawings. But scientifically just sooo wrong. And silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/26/2014

    " one of my top ten "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sofia | 1/19/2014

    " 24 months "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/18/2014

    " Another whimsical rhyming bat adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 1/1/2014

    " This was my first Brian Lies book, and led me to the Bats at the Library as well. Both are great for the same reasons: poetry for children, beautiful art, and good humor. Note the author's head shot, upside down like a bat. I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juanita | 12/25/2013

    " Just fantastic - great rhymes and great illustrations. My sons love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Malozowski | 12/15/2013

    " I sent this book to my two year old niece. It's the perfect story to read to kids. The rhyme is excellent and the pictures are wonderful. The story lends itself to asking questions and engaging your young reader! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 11/16/2013

    " Same author as Bats at the library. I love the pictues especially the gross bug-mallows that get roasted on the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Levinge | 11/12/2013

    " This is a fun book about all of the things that bats do when they're at the beach at night while all of the humans are sleeping. This would be a great engaging book to begin a lesson on nocturnal animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 11/8/2013

    " The cutest book ever! It makes me squee every time I read it to my preschool class. The illustrations are so busy and fun, you can find something new every time you look at it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emely | 10/31/2013

    " These are the best books! I LOVE Brian Lies! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 10/22/2013

    " It is an interesting story, but so dark, it was hard for the younger ones to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 9/10/2013

    " I collect children's books and have long before I had children. I just love the art. And I have an undying love for bats, so Bats at the Beach is perfect! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/8/2013

    " As the sun sets and the people pack up and leave, the bat family arrives at the beach for a wonderful adventure! Told in rhyme this easy picture book is beautifully illustrated and a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 7/17/2013

    " This is one of our favorite books to read. Great art, great story and who wouldn't love bats toasting bug-mallows at the beach?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 7/6/2013

    " Cutest bats I have ever seen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 5/30/2013

    " fun twist on a trip to the beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lafcadio | 5/5/2013

    " Little grinning bats with their marshmallows are just charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 3/8/2013

    " A poem book that shows us all the interesting things that you can do at the beach. In this book we see what the bats do why they are at the beach. A easy read for student learning to read, it is also a good read aloud book. Great for k-3rd grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/27/2013

    " The blend of verse, humor, facts, and fantasy combine in a story with heart and style. Don't miss this series. "

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About the Author

Brian Lies is the award-winning author-illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, and Bats at the Ballgame. In addition, he has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives on the south shore of Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

About the Narrator

Chris Sorensen is the AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of Brian Lies’ Bats at the Beach, Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin, and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Sent. Other narrations include Patricia Wood’s Lottery and Jodi Picoult’s Songs of the Humpback Whale, among many others.