Home in the Cave

Home in the Cave

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ISBN-13: 9781607185314
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,293,897
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Home in the Cave 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Homeschoolbookreview on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Have you ever visited a cave and seen bats hanging from the ceiling or flying around? Baby Bat lives in a cave with his mom, and he never wants to grow up and leave his home, especially when he hears scary stories from other bats about owls and foxes who prey on bats. However, his mom must fly out of the cave to get food. While she is gone, the little bat makes friends with Pluribus Packrat who teaches him all about some of the other cave creatures, such as phoebes, rattlesnakes, salamanders, cave crickets, crayfish, and many more. Baby Bat also learns the importance of bats to the cave habitat. Will he ever decide to fly out of the cave and go hunting with his mother? A lot of people are afraid of bats and hate them. However, these unique animals have some very important functions in the ecosystems in which they live. Janet Halfmann¿s informative text and Shennen Bersani¿s eye-catching illustrations combine to give a very sympathetic portrayal of life in the cave. The ¿For Creative Minds¿ section contains information about cave zones and rock formations, a quiz on cave habitats, a bat echolocation hands on activity, and a page comparing and contrasting bats, birds, and humans along with answers to the question, ¿Are Bats Good or Bad?¿ The publisher¿s website gives further cross-curricular teaching activities and interactive reading comprehension and math quizzes for Home in the Cave. When our boys were younger, we toured several caves where we noticed bats in their natural habitat and attended programs on bat ecology. This book is a great way to study about these amazing creatures.
KristiBernard on LibraryThing 7 months ago
When we think of bats we think of scary little creatures that fly around in the night swooshing down at our heads to frighten us. Instead, I discovered a delightful story about bats and how they contribute to their cave community. Bats are pretty thrifty and each cave dwelling animal depends on them more so than I ever knew or could imagine.Baby Bat snuggles close to his mom. It's almost time for her to fly out into the world to gather insects for food. Baby Bat loves being in the cave and never wants to leave. Mom reminds him to practice flapping his wings so that some day he can hunt with her. Baby Bat listens to the other little bats tell stories about how danger almost got their moms. Now, he was really sure he never wanted to leave his safe home in the cave. When he stumbles into the nest of Pluribus Packrat he learns more about the cave, other animals and how much help bats are to the growth and stability of the caves many dwellers.This is a wonderful fact filled story that young readers will keep and enjoy for a long time. Parents and teachers will enjoy learning all about bats and what can be found inside a cave. The back of the book has information and pictures that teach readers about cave crickets, cavefish, stalactites, stalagmites and bat echolocation. Readers can also decide if they feel bats are good or bad.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Have you ever visited a cave and seen bats hanging from the ceiling or flying around? Baby Bat lives in a cave with his mom, and he never wants to grow up and leave his home, especially when he hears scary stories from other bats about owls and foxes who prey on bats. However, his mom must fly out of the cave to get food. While she is gone, the little bat makes friends with Pluribus Packrat who teaches him all about some of the other cave creatures, such as phoebes, rattlesnakes, salamanders, cave crickets, crayfish, and many more. Baby Bat also learns the importance of bats to the cave habitat. Will he ever decide to fly out of the cave and go hunting with his mother? A lot of people are afraid of bats and hate them. However, these unique animals have some very important functions in the ecosystems in which they live. Janet Halfmann’s informative text and Shennen Bersani’s eye-catching illustrations combine to give a very sympathetic portrayal of life in the cave. The “For Creative Minds” section contains information about cave zones and rock formations, a quiz on cave habitats, a bat echolocation hands on activity, and a page comparing and contrasting bats, birds, and humans along with answers to the question, “Are Bats Good or Bad?” The publisher’s website gives further cross-curricular teaching activities and interactive reading comprehension and math quizzes for Home in the Cave. When our boys were younger, we toured several caves where we noticed bats in their natural habitat and attended programs on bat ecology. This book is a great way to study about these amazing creatures.
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
Home In The Cave My Review: A story about a young baby Bat who loves the cave so much that he is afraid to leave it. In other to hunt for food, his mother told him that he needs to practice how to fly so he can hunt for his own food. While hearing stories told by other baby bats how their mothers caught a gazillion mayflies, almost got snatched by an owl or flew between a fox’s sharp teeth he was even more certain that he will never leave the cave until he met Pluribus Packrat. He learnt from Packrat while showing him around the cave how important bats are to other animals. The food dropping helps provide food for other cave critters to eat. Baby Bat couldn’t wait to let his mom know that he practiced flapping his wings so that he will be ready to go hunting with her the next day. The book also includes four pages of learning activities about Life in Caves Zones, Rock Formations, Cave Habitats, Hands On: Bat Echolocation, Compare and Contract: Bats, Birds and Humans and learn about Are Bats Good or Bad? The illustrations by Shennen Bersani are great and helps tell the story. Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from Sylvan Dell Publishing in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone