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La Casa en la Cueva (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)
     

La Casa en la Cueva (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

by Shennen Bersani, Janet Halfmann
 
Al bebé murciélago le gusta su casa en la cueva y nunca quiere dejarla. Mientras practica agitar sus alas unanoche, se cae, y Demuchas-una la Rata Cachibachera lo rescata. Entonces ellos exploran en lo más profundo,las esquinas oscuras de la cueva donde encuentran animales asombrosos-animales que no necesitan ojos para ver o los colores para

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Al bebé murciélago le gusta su casa en la cueva y nunca quiere dejarla. Mientras practica agitar sus alas unanoche, se cae, y Demuchas-una la Rata Cachibachera lo rescata. Entonces ellos exploran en lo más profundo,las esquinas oscuras de la cueva donde encuentran animales asombrosos-animales que no necesitan ojos para ver o los colores para esconderse de sus enemigos. El bebé murciélago aprende lo importante que son los murciélagos para el hábitat de la cueva y cómo otras criaturas de cueva vivientes dependen de los murciélagos para comer. Finalmente, ¿el bebé murciélago se atreverá a salir de la cueva para ayudar a los otros animales?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Halfmann reveals factual details about bats through an eventful story line. When Baby Bat's mother goes out to search for food, her baby falls into the messy nest of Pluribus Packrat. With the aid of a flashlight, friendly Pluribus takes the little creature on a tour of the cave, and readers learn not only about cave bats but also about the cave environment, why cave bats are important to it, and how these bats impact other cave-dwelling creatures. Halfmann adeptly defines terms such as "stalactites," "stalagmites," and "guano" in context, and the factual material is nicely integrated into the story. At the end of their explorations, Pluribus returns Baby Bat to his nursery. Bersani's mixed-media artwork, predominately spreads, appears to be a combination of paint and pencil. Shades of brown, gray, and black create a realistic-looking interior. Light emitted from Pluribus's flashlight draws attention to the other critters, while emotions can be seen in the facial expressions of Pluribus and Baby Bat. Four pages of additional information for classroom lessons and activities are included. Children fascinated by bats and who grasp information better through a plotline rather than through straightforward nonfiction should find this an intriguing read. Readers eager for more information can turn to J. Angelique Johnson's Bats (Capstone, 2011) and Cindy Rodriguez's Bats (Rourke, 2010); both of these titles are organized topically and feature color photos.—Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH
Kirkus Reviews
A young bat explores cave ecology, squired by a pack rat with a flashlight. In the gossamer-thin fictional overlay, little Baby Bat meets a pack rat named Pluribus who, with an illogical "We can use my flashlight and follow the scent trails I've made from room to room," sets off on a tour. After encounters with a bird, a snake and the teeming residents of the guano-covered floor ("Wow, I had no idea that so many animals depend on us for food!") Baby Bat crawls back up to the ceiling with a new appreciation for his--or at least his poop's--importance. Pale, realistically drawn but indistinct insects and other cave creatures swarm across Bersani's low-contrast colored-pencil illustrations, and the info-load is further expanded by several closing pages of additional information and discussion questions ("Are bats good or bad?"). An e-book version with extra features is also available. Bat lovers (or haters, for that matter) aren't going to learn anything here that isn't offered more clearly and with less anthropomorphism elsewhere. (Informational picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607185499
Publisher:
Arbordale Publishing
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
Home in the Cave , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Lexile:
AD750L (what's this?)
File size:
15 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

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Al bebé murciélago le gusta su casa en la cueva y nunca quiere dejarla. Mientras practica agitar sus alas una noche, se cae, y Demuchas-una la Rata Cachibachera lo rescata. Entonces ellos exploran en lo más profundo, las esquinas oscuras de la cueva donde encuentran animales asombrosos—animales que no necesitan ojos para ver o los colores para esconderse de sus enemigos. El bebé murciélago aprende lo importante que son los murciélagos para el hábitat de la cueva y cómo otras criaturas de cueva vivientes dependen de los murciélagos para comer. Finalmente, ¿el bebé murciélago se atreverá a salir de la cueva para ayudar a los otros animales?

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