Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
7 to 9
Grades:
1 to 4
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 8"
Published:
02/2000
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-56397-327-7
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
820L

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About the Book

Overview

Laurence Pringle takes a fascinating look at earth's only flying mammal in this fun and informative Parents' Choice Award book. Readers will learn how bats can pluck insects from the air, and even fish from the water. They will discover how bats help giant trees and other tropical plants to reproduce, and gobble up pesky mosquitoes. They will find out, too, how you can help to protect bats and their homes. Dozens of bats swoop through Meryl Henderson's striking illustrations. The colorful art and clear, concise text together demonstrate that bats may be strange, but that they are wonderful too, and well worth saving.

Reviews

"Carefully crafted to overcome misconceptions and fears concerning bats, the text also provides basic information about the variety and habits of the flying mammals as well as their importance in the ecosystem. . . . One of the best of the many bat books." Booklist

* "Equal to the best introduction on the subject for this age level." School Library Journal, starred review

"Youngsters will immediately be hooked by the opening text ('If you were a bat, you could stay up all night. You could hang by your thumbs, or hang upside down by your toenails') and a riveting illustration of a hanging bat, wings outspread, mouth open, showing tiny teeth." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Youngsters will immediately be hooked by the opening text ('If you were a bat, you could stay up all night. You could hang by your thumbs, or hang upside down by your toenails') and a riveting illustration of a hanging bat, wings outspread, mouth open, showing tiny teeth." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Meet the Author

Laurence Pringle

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers, including the Strange and Wonderful series and the Secret Life series, among other award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.

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Meet the Illustrator

Meryl Henderson

Meryl Henderson has illustrated a number of books for children and she is a regular contributor to Highlights® magazine. Visit merylsart.com.

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