Thursday, September 25, 2014

‘Stellaluna’ by Janell Cannon

Book cover: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Image depicts a bat clumsily tangled among tree branches while two birds fly by in the background.
Stellaluna, authored and illustrated by Janell Cannon, is the story of a bat who is separated from her mother. She is taken in by a family of birds, but her bat behaviors are at odds with what the baby birds need to learn.

She puts so much effort and suffers so much grief trying to act like something she’s not. And — spoiler alert — what a great image at the end, when the young birds and young bat behave according to their nature, but wholeheartedly love and accept each other.

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