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A breathtaking picture book with audio, illustrated by mega-bestseller Loren Long, about a young bat setting off into the world using only his good sense!

Sense is the song you sing out into the world,
and the song the world sings back to you.

With these words, Chiro’s mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It’s an adventure, but how will he find his way? And how will he find his way home? As the young bat discovers, navigating the world around him is easy as long as he uses his good sense.

This beautiful and touching coming-of-age story, with mesmerizing artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long and lyrical text from Ari Berk, includes audio and conveys a heartwarming and universal message: No matter how far away you go, you can always find your way home.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 30, 2012 – Berk (The Secret History of Giants) presents a delicate, lyrical story about independence, trusting one s instincts and abilities, and bats. Written in passionate prose-poetry, it stars Chiro, a bat who is nervous about his first solo venture. Momma reassures him that his good sense will help him find his way. Sense is the song you sing out into the world, and the song the world sings back to you. It s a brilliant description of echolocation and an equally strong metaphor for the logic and perception that human children can use to cut through fear. Long s (Otis and the Tornado) soft lines convey the concept clearly; surrounded by ink-black night, Chiro s song illuminates a cone-shaped area in front of him, which reveals trees, geese, and other surprises in the dark. The only odd note is Chiro himself; Long opts for an anthropomorphized hero with huge ears, fuzzy texturing, and a quizzical look he s more flying teddy bear than bat. Still, if his cuddly looks and Berk s insights make bats and their swooping flight less mysterious, it s all for the good. Ages 4 8.


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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades P-3
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Sep 25, 2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 48 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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