Owl Bat Bat Owl

By Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

A family of owls become neighbours with a family of bats ... just how will the night unfold?

"A stunning, unique picture book about friendship and family" - Carousel From award-winning author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, comes a stunning wordless picture book that celebrates family, friendship and the power of togetherness. Mummy Owl and her three little owls live happily on their spacious branch. That is, until the bat family move in. And the new neighbours (the owls up-top, the bats hanging below) can’t help but feel a little wary of one another. Owls just don’t mix with bats and bats don’t mix with owls. But babies are curious little creatures and this curiosity, and a wild, stormy night, might just bring these two families together…

  • A testament to the power of the accomplished Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick's artistic skill: the reader becomes immediately invested in the lives of the two families – and there isn’t a single word in sight
  • Incredibly universal – the story conveys that there is nothing stronger than a mother’s love, and that children are intuitively kind and non-judgemental towards children different from themselves
  • The sophisticated, beautiful art has crossover appeal, and will appeal to fans of silent picture book creators – from Jeannie Baker and Aaron Becker, to Footpath Flowers' illustrator, Sydney Smith

About the author

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is a Dublin born, award-winning author and illustrator who has been published in over fifteen countries around the world. Her picture books include The New Kid and There, which was an Eric Carle Museum Best Picture Books of 2009 choice and Children Book Ireland’s Bisto Book of the Year – an award she has won three times. She lives in Wicklow, Ireland with her husband, author and illustrator Michael Emberley. Find her online at

ISBN: 9781406373448
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Dimensions: 279 x 199mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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