October 1 marks the one year anniversary of the release of The Gentleman Bat by Abraham Schroeder and illustrated by Piotr Parda. We will always have a soft spot in our hearts for the first book Ripple Grove Press released. But it's not just us that love this book.
The gentleman bat took the lady bat’s hand;
They twirled for a while to the sound of the band.
Here are some excerpts of the great reviews The Gentleman Bat has received:
"...it’s an enchanting world to spend time in." -Publishers Weekly
"...it’s absolutely charming in detail. Parda’s moonlit watercolors bring the Victorian era to life. Compact, wrinkled bat faces and webbed wings are folded into beautiful bonnets and full hoop skirts. Hidden jokes add to the fun." -Kirkus Reviews
"Children will be entranced with the lavish detail and vision of "The Gentleman Bat," a period fantasy children's book with a few funny twists cleverly integrated in both picture and verse." -The Midwest Book Review
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