Tuesday, May 4, 2021

"Bailey the Bat and the Tangled Moose" - a bookwrap



Please meet Bailey!  He's an adorable, adventurous little brown bat who is anxious to tell you his story.  


Bailey the Bat and the Tangled Moose

Authored by Grant Lawrence

 Illustrated by Noémie Glonet Landry


* Ages:  6-8
* Grade Level:  1-3
* Publisher:  Orca Book Publishers
* Pub. Date:  September14, 2021
* Hardcover:  48 pages
* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Little Bailey the Bat is hung upside down and told not to leave the hollow tree by his mother because she knows that he has trouble sleeping during the day as bats are nocturnal creatures.  Bailey hangs there wide-eyed unable to drift off to sleep.  

"On this particular morning, Bailey heard a very loud and very sad sound coming from somewhere deep in the forest.  It sounded almost like an upset foghorn."  

Whatever could be making that sound?  Curiosity overcomes him and he takes flight out of the roost to find the source.  Bailey discovers a distressed young bull moose whose antlers are tangled up in ropes that are tied to an old fence.  On one side of the fence hunters are present and on the other a pack of hungry wolves are hunting for their morning meal. Oh my!  Can a small bat rescue the poor moose and set him free from imminent dangers? 

This debut book is full of adventure and suspense... two things that kid's love in a story.  The illustrations visually capture the tale and are full of emotion and action.  This book is a perfect stepping stone towards kids moving into early chapter books and an excellent pick for emergent readers.  I highly recommend "Bailey the Bat and the Tangled Moose."  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Grant Lawrence is a popular CBC personality and the author of three books for adults: Adventures In Solitude, The Lonely End of the Rink and Dirty Windshields. His first two titles won the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award at the BC Book Prizes, marking the first time that the same author has won this prize twice. Grant is also a Canadian Screen Award winner, the lead singer of the Smugglers, a columnist for the North Shore News and the goalie for the Flying Vees beer league hockey team. He and his wife, Jill Barber, live in Vancouver with their two children.

About the Illustrator

Noémie Gionet Landry grew up in a small coastal town in New Brunswick, Canada, surrounded by the ocean. Growing up, she wanted to become either a doctor or a children’s book illustrator. Midway through medical school, she decided she would do both. She now splits her time between the hospital, where she works as a rheumatologist, and her home studio, where she sketches, draws and paints. She lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, with her wife and son.

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