Today’s Puzzler came out a conversation I had today with a customer in the store. He asked me if we carried Bats at the Library by Brian Lies (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). I pulled the book off the shelf for him and we talked about how the illustrations of this wonderful book are filled with references to classic children’s books. He opened the book to a double page spread and pointed to a little bat sitting on a flying bed with the word bubble, “No more melted cheese for me, no.” He told me he knew all the references except that one. He just couldn’t figure it out. Luckily we sold the book this illustration paid homage to in our store and together we were able to solve this little mystery. Can you?
The following images are two double-spread illustrations from Bats at the Library. (If you haven’t read the book yet, be sure to pick up a copy! These scans can’t begin to do it justice!) Study them closely and see if you can name the children’s books referenced in the pictures. I’ve found fifteen. How many can you find? List them in the comments below and I’ll be back on Friday with the answers!