Item description for What Is a Bat? (Science of Living Things) by Heather Kalman Levigne...
The Science of Living Things series helps children understand that they are as connected to trees, rocks, and weather as the animals that live outdoors This important series helps define the basic concept of life and investigates the incredible world of living things. Each book explores a basic scientific concept or animal using: -- easy-to-understand text -- clearly labeled diagrams -- exciting, full-color photographs
From blood-sucking vampire bats to mango-eating fruit bats, What is a Bat? tackles bat myths and teaches children about: -- the bat family tree -- their bodies -- bat communication -- how they fly, sleep, eat, and reproduce -- their role in nature for pest control and plant pollination
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.49" Width: 8.42" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1998
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 0865058954 ISBN13 9780865058958
Reviews - What do customers think about What Is a Bat? (Science of Living Things)?
My son is batty about this book/CD Dec 28, 2007
My 7 year old son listened to WHAT IS A BAT? on the included CD and was thrilled with it. The book and CD are better than I was expecting. The book is filled with high quality pictures/photos and it seems just the right amount of words on the page not to be overwhelming. I was impressed at the amount of information in the book. The table of contents includes:
What is a bat? Bat family tree A bat's body Echo-echo-echolocation Sight and smell On the wing Hanging out Roosting habits Bat food Vampire bats Hey baby! Growing up Bats in nature Bat chat Words to know Index
The CD takes just the right pace. Along with page-turning prompts, the child is also guided where to look on the page--whether at a particular picture or a certain colored text box--to synchronize with the narration. To reinforce the main points every once in a while a there is a "quick quiz." There is a pause between the question and the answer for the quick quizes so if a child needs a little more time to answer the question the CD player is easily paused.
According to the back of the book, there many other titles in "The Science of Living Things" series and I will definitely have to check them out.