Bat and Rat by Patrick Jennings


Bat and Rat by Patrick Jennings

The urban Frog and Toad, Bat and Rat are two best friends in the city. Together, these nocturnal pals play in a jazz band and enjoy their favourite things: like dumpster diving in Chinatown (Rat is a rat, after all...). One hot summer night, they have a little adventure while going out for an ice cream cone and come up with the inspiration for the perfect new tune that is a testament to their friendship. Written in a gentle, sweet style reminiscent of Arnold Lobel and Patrick McDonnell Bat and Rat captures the tenderness of classic while giving them a modern twist.

About the Author

Patrick Jennings is the author of several children's books , including The Beastly Arms. Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Trouble Gum and Like Pickle on a Cookie

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40 pages


Patrick Jennings
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Publication date

1st May 2012



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