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Bats Around the Clock - by Kathi Appelt (Hardcover)

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  • It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie!
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.56" x 9.91" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Concepts


About the Book

Click Dark hosts a special 12-hour program of American Batstand where the bats rock and roll until the midnight hour ends. Decked in go-go- boots and bobby socks, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock, telling time with swinging rhyme. Color illustrations.

Book Synopsis

It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It's American Batstand - a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there's a special guest appearance at the end!

With their swinging text and groovy illustrations, the creators of Bat Jamboree and Bats on Parade don't miss a beat when it comes to the basics. Telling time has never been so much fun!

From the Back Cover

It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!

Review Quotes

"The rhyming text rocks through a special 12-hour American Batstand, beginning with the shrug and the jitterbug and including the hokeypokey."--"Publisher's Weekly"Ages 5-7. The infectious energy of Sweet's pop-eyed, floppy-winged bats show no signs of abating in this third and wild rumpus, after "Bats Jamboree (1996) and "Bats On Parade (1999). Emceed by host Click Dark, a twelve-hour dance program take bats coast to coast through the Shrug, the Jitterbug, the Swim, the Twist, the Locomotion, and so on, capped by a set from the bat king himself, in blue suede shoes. An irresistible invitation to children (and adults of a certain age) to get up and dance in the aisles."--"BooklistLights, camera, action; it's American Batstand, a 12-hour marathon of nonstop shake, rattle, and roll hosted by the ageless Click Dark. Captivating cartoon critters decked out in their best disco duds shimmy, shrug, and swim to the beat that changes every hour on the hour. Rhyming text carries the reader through a musical repertoire from jitterbug to jive. "There was rockin' in the rafters--/ there was dancing in the street. / Then they did the locomotion / and they boogied to the beat." Or "They twisted left and twisted right / until the hour of seven. / There was shakin', there was shoutin' --it was rockin' rollin' heaven!" Some of this may fly right over the heads of the intended audience, but they will certainly enjoy the rythm of the poetry and the chance to dance the bop. And they might learn a little bit about telling time, too, since a mouse holds a clock on each page with a time change. This is the third bat book from this team and they seem to have the formula stirred just right. Boogie down.("Picture book." 4-6) --"Kirkus Reviews""This takeoff on "American Bandstand" adds a twist to learning-to-tell-time books. Click Dark, the bat-version host of "American Batstand," leads a 12-hour dance program. A rhyming verse teaches children how to tell time while dancing to the oldies. The enthusiastic bats jitterbug, do the swim, the locomotion, the twist with "Chubby Checkers, " the hootchi-coo, and the the bugaloo. At the bottom of each page, a mouse holds a clock that advances from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight as the show progresses. In a satisfying conclusion, as the TV audience awaits the "final demonstration, " a solitary bat leaps out...in blue suede shoes. the rhymes are delightful and the narrative jives right along. Children will love them.--"School Library Journal"
Dimensions (Overall): 10.56 Inches (H) x 9.91 Inches (W) x .33 Inches (D)
Weight: .94 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts
Publisher: HarperCollins
Theme: Date & Time
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kathi Appelt
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2000
TCIN: 11982259
UPC: 9780688164690
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-2568
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.33 inches length x 9.91 inches width x 10.56 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.94 pounds
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