Monday, 7 April 2014

Review: 'Bat Loves the Night' by Nicola Davies

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies, 2001, Candlewick Press, $ 8.99, softbound, 29 pages. Category/Genre: mainstream. Cover: brilliant. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

This beautifully descriptive book follows Bat as she flies through the night searching for food and returns to her young one in the morning. The watercolour and pencil illustrations are masterfully done and capture Bat and her surroundings with precision and love. 

At the front of the book are line drawings of seven different types of bats (Bat, a pipistrelle, makes eight). Along the way, bat facts are inserted beside the main text. 

'Thistledown fur,' 'pixie ears,' velvet scrap,' and 'coat-hanger feet' are some of the vivid descriptions you'll find in this book.  

Alan Marriott reads the CD which accompanies the 'Read, Listen, and Wonder' version. 

For ages 5-8. 

If you like this one, try: Little Lost Bat, by Sandra Markle; The Moonflower, by H Peter Loewer. 

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