Stellaluna: Written and illustrated by Janell Cannon. Hardcover, full-color, autographed by author.
Synopsis: “Separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, Stellaluna finds out that not all winged-creatures eat fruit. But swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many amazing things this little bat must learn to do. Not all are lessons in survival, however. For as Stellaluna adapts to the habits of her new family, she learns the essence of friendship in humorous and touching ways.”
Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.” It was one of the “Top 100 Picture Books” of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal.