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With the Bats

by Judith Greenberg

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This is a fairly easy chapter book that takes children on a wile ride with Andrew. The author makes the reader feel as if they are right on board with Andrew throughout the entire story. The book also contains many scientific facts about the animals and creatures that are included throughout the story.
  eafranklin | Oct 17, 2011 |
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This book is about a young boy, Andrew who messed up his latest invention and turned him and his cousin into miniature people. They take an adventure through a cave on the back of a flying bat and have to figure out ways to stay alive and get out of the cave along the way. During this time, Andrew has a robot who help them figure out ways of getting out of the cave alive through facts about bats and caves.

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Adventure, Fun Facts, Bats

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The website I found is: http://www.kidsreads.com/series/series-andrew-lost-titles.asp
This website has all of the Andrew Lost book series and some activities to correlate with each book. There is a section as well to learn more about the author of the series. ( )
  jeduncan1 | Feb 8, 2011 |
Andrew is always making up new inventions and his inventions are always backfiring on him. Andrew's newest invention actually ended up shrinking him and judy down to the size of bugs. They rode on the back of a bat and the bat ended up taking them to a cave. They have to go through many obstacles but they finally make it out of the cave. The book ends with the children getting stuck on a bird and actually riding the bird too. This would be a great book to read for any child in a 3rd grade class.

The website I found was http://www.andrewlost.com/index.htm
This is a great website that includes all of the Andrew Lost series books and gives little bits of information about many of them and has some interactive stuff for a lot of the books. ( )
  bcbias | Mar 11, 2010 |
This book is an adventure that went bad. The children, Judy, Thudd, and Andrew were shrunk down into the size of bugs. After they are shrunk down, they become lost in a cave filled with bats. Because bats love to eat bugs they are really worried for their safety. The three main characters are riding along on a baby bats back where they have to avoid getting eaten.

The following website is filled with information about this book along with main themes throuhttp://www.kidsreads.com/series/series-andrew-lost-titles.aspghout the story. ( )
  alprince | Mar 10, 2010 |
Andrew Lost: With the Bats is book number 14 in J.C. Greenburg's series. It is about Andrew and his older cousin Judy who have been shrunk down to the size of bugs thanks to a glitch with one of Andrew's (untrustworthy) inventions. They are picked up by a bat and dropped into a spooky cave where they must escape! This book kind of reminded me of The Magic School Bus series because they go on a very educational adventure through the cave. They encounter countless obstacles while trying to escape, such as batteling beetles while traveling in guano (bat poop) and using a bug's shedded skeleton for protection and as a boat. I would recommend this series to children who love going on adventures because they will enjoy the experience without even realizing they are learning!
  aezeek | Mar 4, 2010 |
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"Andrew With The Bats" is about a young boy and his thirteen year old cousin who journey through a cave together.  The cave is full of bats and other cave- like creatures that Andrew and his cousin have to out smart in order to escape from the cave.  They are also accompanied by a miniature robot who tells them facts about all of the animals and about the features of the cave. 

This is a science fiction book.  It tells a fiction adventure story but also gives true facts about bats, life in caves, and the structure of caves.    

More about the author: http://www.jcgreenburg.net/
You can find out more about the author and the types of children`s books that she writes at this website.  
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375835636, Paperback)

Thanks to an invention mishap Andrew, Judy, and Thudd have been shrunk down to the size of bugs. That’s a serious problem when they get lost in a deep, dark, and bat-filled cave. Bats love to eat bugs! Will Andrew, Judy, and Thudd find a light at the end of the cave? Or is that really a glowing insect just waiting to eat them?

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When Andrew and Judy, still the size of beetles, are carried into a cave, they learn more than they ever wanted to know about the bats and bugs that live there from Thudd the Robot--and personal experience.

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