Friday, July 12, 2013

Take Flight with Bats

Bats: Biggest! Littlest!
by Sandra Markle
32 pages; ages 5 - 7
Boyds Mills Press 2013

This is the newest addition to Sandra Markle's "Biggest! Littlest! series. In this book Sandra explores the diversity of bats - from the Bumblebee bat that weighs as much as a penny to the Gray-headed Flying Fox with a 3-foot wingspan.

Being big is great if you want to carry food any distance, but there's some advantages to being small, too. For one thing, you can eat food other animals find "too little to bother with".

Markle mentions vampire bats, fruit bats, bats with huge eyes and bats with huge ears. She shows fishing bats and nectar-sipping bats - enough bats to drive even the most science-loving kid just a little bit... batty.

This post is part of STEM Friday round-up, where you can find all sorts of science resources. Review copy provided by publisher.

Sally's Bookshelf is going to relax a bit this summer with Summer Reading! So for the rest of July and August, you'll find something fun to read here on Fridays. Check out cool summer reading programs at your local library - and don't forget to drop by on Fridays to see what Sally's reading.


  1. This looks like a great bat book! Love the cover. I don't know that I have heard of the bumblebee bat.

  2. This looks great! I'm a little scared of bats. They dart around too quickly!