NPR logo

A Batty Beach Trip

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5507234/5507970" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
A Batty Beach Trip

Books

A Batty Beach Trip

A Batty Beach Trip

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5507234/5507970" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
'Bats at the Beach'
'Bats at the Beach'

Brian Lies imagines a different kind of trip to the beach in his picture book, Bats at the Beach: Instead of sunlight-enhanced activity, the coastal scene here is a nocturnal one. The required skincare involves moon-tan lotion; the snacks are "bugmallows," and the company is batty.

Along the way, there's a message for kids: Bats aren't so bad, after all. Lies, an illustrator and author based in seaside Massachusetts, is donating a portion of all the proceeds from Bats at the Beach to Bat Conservation International.

Web Resources

Books Featured In This Story

Bats at the Beach

by Brian Lies

School And Library, 1 v. (unpaged) |

purchase

Buy Featured Book

Title
Bats at the Beach
Author
Brian Lies

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.