Bat Loves the Nightby Nicola Davies, Sarah Fox-Davies
As nighttime falls, a pipistrelle bat awakens and swoops into the shadows to find her evening meal. But as morning's light creeps across the sky, the bat returns to her baby in the roost—and waits for night to come again. Gracefully illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies,/b>
BAT LOVES THE NIGHT takes the reader on a bat's journey through a hushed nocturnal world.
As nighttime falls, a pipistrelle bat awakens and swoops into the shadows to find her evening meal. But as morning's light creeps across the sky, the bat returns to her baby in the roost—and waits for night to come again. Gracefully illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies, Nicola Davies's quiet story is laced with information about these fascinating and mysterious creatures of the night.
- Candlewick Press
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st U.S. Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 10.00(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Nicola Davies loves to be out under the stars watching bats, and is lucky enough to live in a cottage with pipistrelles in its roof. Nicola Davies is also the author of BIG BLUE WHALE, ONE TINY TURTLE, and WILD ABOUT DOLPHINS.
Sarah Fox-Davies has illustrated many picture books for children, including LITTLE CARIBOU, which she also wrote, and WALK WITH A WOLF by Janni Howker. While painting the illustrations for this book, Sarah Fox-Davies says that a pipistrelle bat flew into her studio—and right onto her desk!
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As both a biologist who has some knowledge of bats and a lover of finely illustrated children's books, I definitely recommend this book as a very young person's (4-8, they say) introduction to bats. The pictures are lush, having both fine-lined detail and rich color. The bat who is the main character (and looks like a Little Brown Bat) is drawn with great accuracy, which adds greatly to the appeal (for me) of the illustrations. Information about bats' behavior is well integrated into the little story, which is laid out in loving prose. It's the kind of book that seems like it would inspire small scientists to want to learn more about this class of mammals, the only ones who truly fly. It is basic in its information, as mentioned in the professional reviews, but does cover every defining characteristic of bat-dom. I really liked it a lot, and I'm very picky about kids' books.