Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
  

Owl Bat Bat Owl

Written by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

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Full of wit and warmth, this is a joyful wordless picture book. Owls are owls and bats are bats and they are very different – even when they are sharing the same branch. But the baby bat and the baby owl have other views and make friends despite what their wiser adults think. When a great storm disrupts their home bats and owls have to think again about the great importance of friendship. The expressions of bats and owls tell the readers everything they need to know! ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

From award-winning author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, comes a stunning wordless picture book that celebrates family, friendship and the power of togetherness.

Mummy Owl and her three little owls live happily on their spacious branch. That is, until the bat family move in. And the new neighbours (the owls up-top, the bats hanging below) can't help but feel a little wary of one another. Owls just don't mix with bats and bats don't mix with owls. But babies are curious little creatures and this curiosity, and a wild, stormy night, might just bring these two families together...

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This wonderful wordless picture book can be read in two ways, the right way up or upside down. [...] It will encourage thoughtful discussions between parents and young children. A celebration of tolerance, cooperation and friendship between these unlikely neighbours. * The School Librarian *

A stunning, unique picture book about friendship and family, which demonstrates that strangers can become true friends. The delightful illustrations keep the story flowing from page to page without the need for words. [...] a story four our times as millions are on the move. * Carousel *

This funny picture series got mum thinking about immigration, integration, sharing space and how often the young lead the way. * Families First *

About the Author

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is a Dublin born, award-winning author and illustrator who has been published in over fifteen countries around the world. Her picture books include The New Kid and There, which was an Eric Carle Museum Best Picture Books of choice and Children Book Ireland's Bisto Book of the Year - an award she has won three times. She lives in Wicklow, Ireland with her husband, author and illustrator Michael Emberley. Find her online at marielouisefitzpatrick.com, thebelugasarewatching.com and on Twitter as @marielouisefitzpatrick.

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Format

Board book
30 pages

Author

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2017

ISBN

9781406377408

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