Batty

No one notices Batty hanging upside-down at the zoo. But trying to join with the penguins, the gorillas and the lions is not for him. It's only when he returns to the bat enclosure that he makes a surprising discovery about what he's really good at.

"Suffused with humour… A warm-hearted, humorous exploration of acceptance that used the form of the picture book to full effect and shows different ways of looking at the world." (Bookseller)

"A touching story about what it feels like to be an outsider and how you can make friends...An entertaining look about fitting in". (Lovereading)

"This brilliant book teaches you how to look at the world from a bat's point of view. Don't waste time hanging around - go out and read this book!" (Gabrielle Carey, aged 10)

"Sarah Dyer's humorously distinctive pencil and pastel illustrations show much of the action from Batty's upside down perspective so birds appear to perch on the underside of branches, lions to snooze on the underside of ceilings and penguins to plunge upwards into their pool. Signs notices and bird calls provide added wit and interest to the quirky pictures which themselves require a degree of sophistication to interpretation." (Books for Keeps)