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Morris, the downside-up bat

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Morris likes to hang by his hands instead of by his feet, so everyone thinks he's positively batty. Morris doesn't care: When he hangs from his hands, he can fool owls, catch flying snacks, and--most importantly--watch music programs on TV. Inspired by his favorite television shows, Morris reinvents his image with a rocker hairdo, funky costumes, and a sweet guitar. When he hears about an upcoming talent show, Morris is ecstatic. But bat bullies guard the submission box and tell Morris he can't be in the talent show if he can't even hang right-side up. Will Morris convince the bullies of the benefits of downside-up hanging? And will he be able to take the stage as "Morris the Magnificent"?

Morris, the Downside-Up Bat is a charming story for young readers and their parents. Both children and adults will love Morris's spunk and the way this little bat never lets go of his implausible rock 'n' roll dream. H. R. Karpes has created a fun, relatable celebration of individuality sure to delight readers of all ages.

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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:28:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-19 00:41:00AM

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subject_facet Bats -- Juvenile fiction, Bullying -- Juvenile fiction, Individuality -- Juvenile fiction, Singers -- Juvenile fiction, Talent shows -- Juvenile fiction
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