Brief Annotation: This is a beautifully written story about a young bat, Stellaluna, who is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly. She learns many lessons about survival and friendship as the story progresses. At the end of the story, there is a section of factual information about bats as well.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Grade Level: K – 6
Reader who will like this: I feel as though this book would be appealing to all types of readers. It is imaginative, informational, and creative.
Rating/Response: 5 – This book is a book with honors for a reason. It is humorous yet touching at the same time.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is your background knowledge in regards to bats?
Reading Strategy: Making Connections
Rationale for Strategy: Students can make connections between the book and factual information about bats. Students can also make connections to how the story is about more than just bats, but about the essence of friendship.
Posted by: Emma Henke