Bat Loves the Night (Read and Wonder Series)

Bat Loves the Night (Read and Wonder Series)


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"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!
Back matter includes an index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763624385
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/09/2004
Series: Read and Wonder Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 80,781
Product dimensions: 9.13(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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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Bat Loves the Night (Read and Wonder Series) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kairstream on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Story of a pipistrelle bat with illustrations. Scientific information throughout.
asomers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This would be a great book to pair with Bats at the Beach when comparing fiction and nonfiction books.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very factual, with sidenotes of information, describes a bats night. Maybe a little creepy with the bats living in the house.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How many people have actually see a bat up close before? I bet not very many because bats are nocturnal and people are not. This means that bats come out at night while people are sleeping, and while people are out and about during the day, the bats are sleeping. What a mixed up schedule! "Bat Loves The Night" helps people understand the characteristics of bats, and how they live. Did you know that most bats do not drink blood for food? Most bats feed on bugs and insects for their food. There are many special qualities and routines that bats have as well such as unique ways of actually catching their meals, how they take care of their young, and why they live where they live. Bat in "Bat Loves The Night," is eager to tell you more of her story, so come join the fun with her and find out more interesting and out of this world facts about Bat and her friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.