BATS by Gail GibbonsBATS by Gail Gibbons


byGail GibbonsIllustratorSteve Bjorkman

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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Their amazing abilities and how they fit into the natural world.
Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.
Title:BATSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.7 × 9.9 × 0.1 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823416372

ISBN - 13:9780823416370

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

Taking issue with the unkind and untrue things said about bats through the years, Gibbons presents children with a more favorable introduction to the species. The text clearly describes the many types of bats as well as their physical characteristics, habits, and life cycle. Deep-toned illustrations dominate the pages, showing bats in action against midnight-blue or moonlit skies. The occasional splashes of color light up brilliantly against the dark backgrounds. Well suited for classroom use, this book makes a good case for bats as an admirable part of the natural world.