Synopses & Reviews
Bats fly into the spotlight in this exploration of such basics as where the live, how mothers raise their pups, and how they hunt for food. Included as well is a simple plan for a building a backyard bat house.
1995 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
Best Children's Science Books 1995 (Science Books and Films)
Bats have been feared, maligned, and even killed to the point that many species are in danger of becoming extinct. But now efforts are being made to educate people about these fascinating little flying mammals, and fact is overtaking myth. This lively book explains all the bat basics--where they live, how mothers raise their pups, and how they hunt for food.
About the Author
Ann Earle is on the faculty of St. Michael's College. She often watches bats fly over her backyard at night. This is her first book for children. Ms. Earle lives in Richmond, VT.
Henry Cole teaches elementary science at The Langley School. This is the first of many books to come from this talented new artist. Mr. Cole live in Reston, VA.
Henry Cole is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children, including the Bad Boys series by Margie Palatini, and is also the author and illustrator of the novel A Nest for Celeste.