A day at the ballpark is transformed into a topsy-turvy nocturnal adventure that includes flying vendors selling mothdogs and Cricket Jack, a stirring bat version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and a home team winning play in the last inning. A great American pastime is celebrated from a completely different and breathtaking perspective. Features a conversation with the author, plus discussion guides for schools and libraries.
A group of bats fly into the library through an open window and have all kinds of after-hours fun. The little ones play at the water fountain and copy machine before they settle down for a magical story hour that includes the 'batification' of many children's classics.
Batty's efforts to impress visitors at the zoo fail, but he is determined to be popular like the other animals. First he goes to the penguin pool but the water is cold and he doesn't like fish. Then he tries the gorilla enclosure but he doesn't have any fleas for the gorillas to pick off him. He tries to laze in the sun with the lions but its far too bright for his sensitive eyes. When eventually he returns to his bat cave he finds that everyone else...
Forgetting his mother's warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone then must pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds and fears they are being made by the dreaded loup garou.