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Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos
Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murciélagos
By Chris Holaves
Children's fiction - bilingual
ISBN:978-0-9792991-1-7


Joe recalls his dad’s words, “To be the greatest baseball player, you must be strong, be brave!” when he thinks zillions of flying insects and swooping bats are after him. Caught by his fear, he knows he has to reach home to escape these scary creatures. He’d better be strong, be brave!
 
José se acuerda de las palabras de su papá, «Para ser el mejor beisbolista, tienes que ser fuerte, ¡sé valiente!» cuando cree que lo persiguen volando y abatiéndose miles y miles de insectos y murciélagos. Atrapado por su miedo, sabe que tiene que llegar a casa para escaparse de estos seres espantosos. ¡Tiene que ser fuerte, valiente!


A Fun, Fast, Action-Packed Adventure!

Tammy Tucker, NSLD Children's Librarian, and author Chris Holaves
Tammy Tucker, NSLD Children's Librarian, and author Chris Holaves
Tammy Tucker, Children's Librarian

North Suburban Library District, Loves Park, IL

It is a fun, fast, action-packed adventure that readers will be able to relate to.

I love the cadence and rhyming of the writing. This book is a special treat, especially when read aloud. I truly felt involved and became the main character when reading this book.

Not just for boys, if you love baseball and bats that fly, this book will lead you on a whirlwind adventure.

This book has it all, fast text that rhymes, texts in English and Spanish, illustrations that catch your attention and an exciting story about overcoming your fears.

I really enjoyed the illustrations and thought they were a great complement to the story, like the story, whimsical and fun.



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All Reviews

Anne L. Birberick, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
Northern Illinois University

This book is absolutely delightful. A . . . more


Tammy Tucker, Children's Librarian
North Suburban Library District, Loves Park, IL

It is a fun, fast, action-packed adventure that readers will be able to . . . more


Gloria Cardenas Cudia, Rockford's Woman of the Year, 2010, and Salsa Business Network President
I highly recommend Running with the Bats . . . more


William Hageman, Chicago Tribune Staff Reporter

William Hageman, Chicago Tribune staff reporter, . . . more


Mary Cozad, PhD, Professor, Literature & Languages
Northern Illinois University

I finished going over Ms. Medina's translation . . . more


Midwest Book Reviews, Children's Bookwatch, Bilingual Shelf

"Running With the Bats" is . . . more


Luisa LaFleur, Reviewer
The Children's Book Review-Growing Readers

In Running with the Bats, we . . . more


John L. Hoh, Jr, Reviewer
Book Ideas
Many people are afraid of bats. The narrator . . . more


Cynthia Calvert, Professional Children's Book Designer
Running with the Bats / Corriendo . . . more


Roberto Zapata, San Antonio Public LIbrary

Library Journal reviewed Chris Holaves's second, bilingual children's . . . more


Alice Berger, Reviewer
Bergers Book Reviews
A boy is invited to play baseball with his friends, but before long, night . . . more


What Children Say About the Book
The story is very good and the illustrations . . . more





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