Bat Jamboree

Bat Jamboree


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The Bat Jamboree was held early this year, at the old drive-in movie not too far from here. It was standing room only as the houselights went down. The spotlight came up — there wasn't a sound! Then:

1 bat sang.
2 bats flapped.
3 bats cha-cha-ed
4 bats tapped.

Every year a troupe of 55 buoyant bats comes up with 10 fabulous acts to entertain and instruct an enthusiatic audience. And every year the bats top themselves when they perform the grandest finale of all . . .

With its exuberant text and enchanting illustrations, Bat Jamboree is both a counting book and a thrilling theatrical event.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688161675
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/24/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 501,086
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kathi Appelt is the award-winning author of many children's books, including Bat Jamboree, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, and Incredible Me!, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Ms. Appelt teaches creative writing to both children and adults and lives in College Station, Texas.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than one hundred books. Her work has been in magazines, on greeting cards, and on her living room walls. Melissa has received the Caldecott Honor Medal twice, among many other awards, including the Sibert Medal, and is a New York Times bestselling author and artist. Melissa lives in Maine. You can visit her at

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Bat Jamboree 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tnelson725 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fun counting book. Each year fifty-five bats make up the Bat Jamboree and all of the animals come to watch. The first bat sings, the second flats, the third one cha-cha-chas and it goes on until it reaches 55: the pyramid. It's finally over when the bat lady sings.This would be a fun book to read about Halloween. I think that kids would really enjoy the story, while learning about numbers also.After reading this story to a classroom, I would have students make their own bats and then they could act out the book with them.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a great book of the bats from Appelt. The book teaches counting with colorful pictures and friendly counting. I would use this book when trying to get my children excited about counting.