When Stellaluna the fruit bat is knocked out of her mother's protective embrace during an owl's attack, she finds herself in a bird's nest — and her world is turned upside down. The mother bird and her babies are happy to take Stellaluna in, but no matter how hard she tries, she can't get used to sleeping right-side-up or eating bugs. When she is reunited with her mother, she excitedly tries to show her bird friends what it's like to be a bat — and now it's their turn to feel out of place.
How can friends who are so close to each other seem so different? In the end, it doesn't matter, Stellaluna says: "We're friends. And that's a fact." This charming story encourages kids to see things from another's point of view and reminds them to be accepting of differences, while an end note provides fascinating bat facts and a code to download some fun crafts for kids to try.
"When [Stellaluna] finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. 'How can we be so different and feel so much alike?' one asks. 'And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?' asks another. 'I agree,' Stellaluna responds. 'But we're friends. And that's a fact.' Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they're not will understand the conflicts — and possibilities — Stellaluna faces." — Emilie Coulter, Amazon.com reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 9|
|Publication Date||Aug 1, 2007|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|