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Daft Bat

Daft Bat

Willis, Jeanne, author; Ross, Tony, artist

All the young wild animals think Bat is mad. How can she say that a tree has the trunk at the top and the leaves at the bottom? Until, that is, they consult wise Owl who suggests that if they just try looking at things from Bat's point of view, they might see things very differently

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Early Years. Picture Books.
Published London: Andersen, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross
ISBN: 1842706128, 9781842706121
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2006.
Physical Description: 24 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm
Subject: Bats Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Subjectivity Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children's picture book authors. She also writes for television and video companies, and has two children. Amongst her many other prize-winning books, she has writtenWho's in the Loo?which was shortlisted for theNottingham Children's Book Award,won theRed House Picture Book Awardand was the overall winner at theSheffield Children's Book Award.

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world.Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggerswas shortlisted for theKate Greenaway MedalandTadpole's Promisewon the Silver medal in theSmaries Prize2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004.The Nanny Goat's Kidwas shortlisted for theRoald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. A major animated series of Tony Ross'sLittle Princessis curently showing on Channel 5's Milkshake. He lives in Oxfordshire.


"An innovative picture book for children that is great fun to read aloud."
Independent on Sunday||"Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross won't let you down"
Independent on Sunday||"A good book to share with a group and could be used as part of the PSHCE curriculum."
Write Away||"Appeals to everyone's sense of humour"
Books for Keeps||"Readers old enough to 'twig' the mismatch in perception between bat and the others before being confronted with the pages of upside down print will revel in the sustained joke with the author"
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