Bat Loves the Night (Read and Wonder Series)by Nicola Davies, Sarah Fox-Davies
Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating/b>
"A charming and informative story about a pipistrelle bat. . . . Offers vivid descriptions of the animal's flight, its navigational skills, and the hunt for food." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night!
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!
From the Hardcover edition.
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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.