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Bats: The Amazing Upside-Downers
     

Bats: The Amazing Upside-Downers

by Phyllis J. Perry
 
Bats, the only flying mammals, have fascinated humans for centuries. These creatures of the night have inspired comic books, cartoons, and movies about Batman, a most unusual superhero, and human vampires who want to suck your blood. But are bats really as scary and dangerous as they seem? Bats: The Amazing Upside-downers will tell young readers the true story of bats

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Bats, the only flying mammals, have fascinated humans for centuries. These creatures of the night have inspired comic books, cartoons, and movies about Batman, a most unusual superhero, and human vampires who want to suck your blood. But are bats really as scary and dangerous as they seem? Bats: The Amazing Upside-downers will tell young readers the true story of bats.

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Children's Literature - Tina Hudak
Brimming with information, the six chapters in this book range from bat physiology and feeding habits to the future of bats. Not surprising, the presentation is encyclopedic in style where fact after fact is noted. This could be overwhelming, but several formatting and writing techniques help temper this. Subheadings assist the reader with navigation through the topics discussed within each chapter. The sentences are concise and each fact builds upon another to create a whole scenario. Margins and interline spacing are generous and create a feeling of just enough information offered on each page. Also, every spread includes one or more detailed and vibrant photographs, many filling the entire page. Special features include a glossary of 20 terms that are italicized in the text and an index with over 85 entries. An added highlight is a list of resources on alternative books, organizations and Internet sites. A seemingly minor but important feature is the 7" x 8" size of the book itself. It fits comfortably into the hands of a young reader. This book is a great resource to introduce young readers who are eager to learn about the wide variety and habits of bats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531159033
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
First Book Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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