Books you can be batty about

Book List

November 17, 1999

Bats are not blind. In fact, they can see very well! There are close to a thousand different kinds of bats in the world. Baby bats are called pups, and mother bats carry them when they search for food.

"Bats: Nightfliers," by Betsy Maestro, reveals fascinating facts about these highly unusual, intelligent animals.

"Stellaluna," by Jannell Cannon will also lead readers into seeking more information about bats.

Other "bat" titles include "Zipping Zapping Zooming Bats," "Shadows of the Night," Outside Inside Book of Bats" and "The Great Ball Game, a Muskogee Story," an Indian story about how the bat came to be accepted as an animal instead of a bird.

From "Valerie & Walter's Best Books for Children"

-- Valerie V. Lewis and Walter M. Mayes

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