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Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
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Stellaluna (1993)

by Janell Cannon

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"Stellaluna" is the story of a young bat who is separated from her mom. She ends up landing in a bird's nest, where she ends up living for a while. Stellaluna befriends the baby birds in the nest, and begins to act more and more like the birds. One night, when Stellaluna is sleeping upside down, the baby birds imitate her, which angers the mother bird. The mother bird tells Stellaluna that unless she behaves like a bird, she won't be welcome in the nest. From then on, Stellaluna acts just like the other birds, although she isn't very good at it. One day, when flying by herself, she happens across another fruit bat, who brings her to see the other bats. Among those bats is Stellaluna's mom, who takes her to find the most delicious fruit she can find. Stellaluna ends up staying friends with the birds, and the two groups wonder why they're so similar yet so different. I really enjoyed this story as well as its illustrations. I think that children would learn a lot from this book about bats and birds, and also learn about conformity. ( )
  awaldrup | Apr 28, 2019 |
this book is about a bat that gets misplaced as a baby and lives her life with another species, she wonders why she's so different but loves her family anyway. ( )
  pigottkelly | Apr 13, 2019 |
Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon, is a fictitious picture book intended for 1st- through 5th-grade students. Stellaluna is a variation on the classic theme of the Ugly DUckling. Stellaluna is accidentally dropped by her mother and lands in a nest of baby birds. The birds accept her as one of their own - as long as she acts like a bird. She realizes, upon meeting another bat, that sleeping head up or flying at night is very normal for bats. The book also contains two factual pages with a lot of information on bats. This book also has numerous ways to be utilized in the classroom. Students can read Stellaluna and read an informative article on bats and compare the two texts. They can examine the similarities or differences between the two sources. I would recommend this book be placed in classroom libraries. ( )
  msheiv1 | Mar 28, 2019 |
Stellaluna is a baby bat that is separated from her mother when they are attacked by an owl. Stellaluna finds herself in a bird’s nest, and her adventure of believing she is a bird, learning she is a bat and being reunited with her mother follows. Stellaluna attempts to unite her adopted bird family with her rediscovered bat community. The differences between them prove too difficult to surpass, yet She and her bird ‘siblings’ vow to stay friends. This book includes themes of differences, friendship, fear, & perseverance making it appropriate for character education lessons and discussions about social skills. There are also two pages of notes on bats at the back of the book, lending this text to a science lesson or a unit on animals. ( )
  noorkazmi | Feb 12, 2019 |
This book is about Stellaluna who gets separated from her mom. A bird takes care of her and she realizes she is different than everyone else in her family.

I think it's important for kids to know that everyone is different and that's okay! Who you are is influenced by the people around you and the people who raise you and that it something to appreciate in each person you meet!
  Hayleykeyser | Dec 4, 2018 |
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To Burton H. Cannon and Nancy A. Cannon With Love
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In a warm and sultry forest far, far away, there once lived a mother fruit bat and her new baby. 
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152802177, Hardcover)

Baby bat Stellaluna's life is flitting along right on schedule--until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother's loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally. Stellaluna's adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. Soon Stellaluna has learned to behave like a good bird should--she quits hanging by her feet and starts eating bugs. But when she finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. "How can we be so different and feel so much alike?" one asks. "And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?" asks another. "I agree," Stellaluna responds. "But we're friends. And that's a fact." Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they're not will understand the conflicts--and possibilities--Stellaluna faces. This gorgeously illustrated book is sure to be an all-time favorite with readers, whether they've left the nest or not. (Click to see a sample spread. Illustration from Stellaluna, © 1993 by Janell Cannon, reproduced by permission of Harcourt Brace & Company) (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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