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Biggety Bat : chow down, Biggety!
Other title(s):
Chow down, Biggety!


New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series title(s):
Biggety Bat is hungry and looking for supper in his Florida mangrove swamp.
Reading Level:
Appeals to Pre-K-1st graders.

Reading level grade 1.
Added Author:
Electronic Access:
Contributor biographical information https://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1614/2016297761-b.html


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"Hot diggety!" said Biggety.

"Supper for sea turtle, but. . .

. . . what about me?"

Biggety Bat is hungry -- and looking for his supper. The swamp he explores is full of animals chowing down: frogs, cuckoo birds, sea turtles, and more.

But what will Biggety find to eat?

Author Ann Ingalls blends lyrical text with real-life information about a Florida mangrove swamp. Readers will love discovering the eating habits of the animals who live in this unique habitat.

Author Notes

Ann Ingalls has been writing for all of her adult life, both as an early childhood and special education teacher and as a freelance writer. She is the author of more than 20 books. When she isn't writing, she likes to spend time with family and friends, read, and travel the world. Visit her at anningalls.com.

Aaron Zenz has illustrated 13 books, some of which, like The HICCUPOTAMUS, he also authored. An avid lover of children's books, he has collected over 3,000 titles in his home library. He and his wife have collected 5 children as well. He lives in Western Michigan.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Combining simple vocabulary and visual hints, this story invites beginning readers to predict the creatures Biggety Bat encounters during his flight through a mangrove forest in search of the perfect dinner. Set in a cartoonish, pastel-rendered mangrove swamp, Biggety's adventure brings him across a variety of noisy nibblers enjoying their dinners. Grubs are great for a cuckoo bird, but what will Biggety eat? An alligator lurks in nearly every spread, but readers need not fear: the gator prefers fish to Biggety, who finally finds a swarm of mosquitoes to fill his tummy. The repeated refrain and onomatopoeic words make reading a breeze, and the friendly illustrations offer plenty of visual clues. A single page at the end identifies each of the mangrove-swamp dwellers and gives some extra details about the unique ecosystem.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2015 Booklist