A sweet story of friendship set amid a busy urban city. The simplicity of the story is belied by the variety of illustration techniques. There is much to glean from the details in the pictures and there are graphic novel elements used as well. This story is particularly suited for visual readers. Bat and Rat are musicians and songwriters with a nightly gig at the Twelve O'Clock Room. Any story that uses music or characters as musicians is OK in my book! Full of kid appeal.