Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species
Though people often think of bats as scary, bats are really shy, gentle animals. There are nearly 1000 different species of bats, and they live on every continent except Antarctica. Some are tiny, but the giant flying fox bat has a five-foot wingspan! Popular science author Gail Gibbons also discusses the efforts to protect the world’s only truly flying mammals. A final page offers additional facts.
WEATHER WORDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
The perfect introduction to how we talk and think about the weather
Everyone talks about the weather. In Weather Words and What They Mean, young readers are introduced to common terms–like moisture, air pressure, and temperature–and their definitions. The origins of fog, clouds, frost, thunderstorms, snow, fronts, hurricanes, and other weather-related phenomena are also explained, and best of all, a fun list of weird weather facts is included!
* “[Weather Words and What They Mean is] an attractive introduction for weather units.”–School Library Journal
* “As usual with Gibbons, the colors are fresh and the format friendly–[Weather Words and What They Mean is] a useful start toward making sense of the jargon that tells us which way the wind blows.” —Booklist
* Gail Gibbons is a best-selling favorite among kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
* The Washington Post said, “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”
* Booklist said, “Gibbons is a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth.”
* Kirkus Reviews calls Gail Gibbons’s books “staples of any collection.”<