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 published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post", "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is
Title:BATSFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 9.7 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Holiday House IncLanguage: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.