Bat loves the night (Read And Wonder) (#35654P2)

by Davies, Nicola; illustrated by Fox-Davies, Sarah

6 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Paperback Candlewick Press, 2004
Price: USD 7.07
Description: 28 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Dewey: 599.4; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 3.4
AR 3.4 LG .5 54905EN; RC 2.5 2; LEX AD640L; F&P M


Other available formats

FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, 2004

USD 13.37

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Animals Picture Book

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Juvenile Fiction Mammals (Juvenile Fiction; Animals)

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Read and Wonder books combine science and story, take you on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is.

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From Follett

Includes index. Bat wakes up, flies into the night, uses the echoes of her voice to navigate, hunts for her supper, and returns to her roost to feed her baby.

From the Publisher
"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.

A Common Core Text Exemplar

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: August 19, 2004
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Read and wonder
  • Edition: 1st U.S. pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: 599.4
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 28 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Tracings: Fox-Davies, Sarah, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-2438-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-2438-5
  • Follett Number: 35654P2
  • Catalog Number: 0763624381
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 3.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.4
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 54905EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 2.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 2
  • Lexile: AD640L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: M

Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 10/01/01
  • Booklist, 09/01/01
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 12/01/01
  • New York Times, 03/10/02
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/01
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (September 1, 2001 (Vol. 98, No. 1))
Ages 4-8. Zoologist Davies, author of Big Blue Whale (1997), offers an enticing picture book about animals that blends story with fact. Lyrical text in large print that's suitable for beginning readers follows a mother bat through a typical evening, as she wakes and sweeps out into the inky night, hunts insects, and returns to feed her young at daybreak. Bat facts are printed in smaller typeface, teaching readers about bats'body features, eating habits, echolocation, etc. Lovely, atmospheric watercolor-and-pencil illustrations show surprising detail and succeed in making an oft-maligned animal appear realistically fuzzy and appealing. A small index concludes this attractive, well-written introduction to a bat's world.

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