Title: Batsbats1
Author: Celia Bland
Pages: 32
Reading Level: 8 & up
Star Rating:  ★★★

You know all of the hundreds of things you’ve always wanted to know about bats? Yeah, me neither. As a child I regarded bats as slightly demonic and definitely blood-sucking creatures who, if given the chance, would happily torture me. However, some of you may have children that actually find bats interesting. This review is for you.

Interesting facts:

  • The smallest bat in the world is the bumble-bee bat which is about the size of a large jelly bean. The largest bat is the flying fox bat which has a wingspan of nearly six feet. [pg. 10]
  • Bats can be black, grey, red, yellow, chestnut, orange, or white! [pg. 30]
  • Vampire bats can crawl, hop and leap as well as fly. [pg. 30]

 

Discussion.

The opening page states that we are mammals. Another page mentions how dangerous people can be to bats. This concept is not taken anywhere.

Pictures are shown of all different kinds of bats – some are grotesque.

Conclusion. Fine.

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