Bat to the Bone
Bat to the Bone
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Bat to the Bone

Written by Marcie Colleen & illustrated by Steve James
Book #5 in the Super Happy Party Bears Series
Published by Imprint
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The bat-only punk rock band, Flying Blind, has a dedicated following of thousands of bats–their screechy sound really meshes with sonar hearing. While on tour to expand its fan base, Flying Blind stops at the Grumpy Woods for midnight performances. Soon tons of bat fans are keeping everyone awake at night! But when the bears start jamming with the band, its sound changes, driving away their early followers. This time it’s Opal Owl who saves the day–and returns some peace and quiet to the woods. Illustrated in full color!

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      Marcie Colleen

      Marcie Colleen is a former classroom teacher turned children’s book author. She is the author of THE SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS chapter book series with Macmillan/Imprint, as well her debut picture book, Love, Triangle, illustrated by Bob Shea (Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins), and Penguinaut!, illustrated by Emma Yarlett. Marcie is an expert on creating highly acclaimed Teacher’s Guides that align picture books and middle grade novels with the Common Core and state mandated standards. She is the Education Consultant for Picture Book Month and the Curriculum Developer for Time Traveler Tours & Tales. She is a frequent presenter at conferences for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as a faculty member for Kidlit Writing School, San Diego Writer’s Ink, and the University of California San Diego Extension. Her educational work in children’s literature has been recognized by School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Children’s Book Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education of English and Language Arts from Oswego State University and a master’s degree in Educational Theater from New York University. Although she will always be a Brooklynite at heart, Marcie lives in San Diego, California with her husband—artist Jonathan Lopes—and their mischievous sock monkey.

      Steve James

      Steve James is represented by Advocate Art and has been fortunate to work on a variety of illustration projects including greetings cards and children’s books, some clients include: iMPRINT Macmillan, Cottage Door Press, Little Tiger Press, Igloo Books and Scholastic. He lives near Leeds, a vibrant city in the United Kingdom.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 15, 2017
    Page Count
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    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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