A baby bat is separated from her own mother and is raised by a mother bird, on the condition that she acts as birds do: sleep at night, don't hang upside down, and eat worms and insects. Stellaluna learns that just because birds and bats look different, they are alike in many ways.
What a neat behavior motivator! Secret "Hero" of the day. A student's name is drown from the jar. If they have followed all the rules for the day they get a treat. If they don't, the teacher announces that the super hero needs to try again. The teacher never mentions the person's name if they misbehave.