Bat loves the night (Read and Wonder) (#38563V9)

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

6 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, 2004
Price: USD 15.27
Description: 28 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Dewey: 599.4; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 3.4
AR 3.4 LG .5 54905EN; RC 2.5 2; LEX AD640L; F&P M
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-3; Ages 4-8
From Booklist: Ages 4-8; SLJ: K-Gr 3; read the full-text reviews


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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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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.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: August 19, 2004
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • 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: 1-41555-497-8 (originally 0-7636-2438-1)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41555-497-5 (originally 978-0-7636-2438-5)
  • Follett Number: 38563V9
  • Catalog Number: 0763624381
  • Reading Level: 3.4
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-3
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Booklist: Ages 4-8
  • School Library Journal: K-Gr 3
  • 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.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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