With the purpose of dispelling myths about bats, Amazing, Misunderstood takes readers on a visual and literary bat journey. In accessible language, Magellan shares what we know to be true about bats – like they are the only mammals that can truly fly – and not so true – like bats are not blind.
When I was a little girl, we would often have bats in our backyard! I never quite liked them – but, after reading this book, I now know they were not really trying to fly into my hair! That’s fine and good, but I’m still not quite sure I like bats. Appreciate them a bit more? Sure.
The colorful spreads and manageable word count on each page are wonderful for younger readers and perfect for read alouds. I also especially liked the separate notecard blurbs. And the photography is phenomenal.
When I lived in Gainesville, Florida, I went to the bat house, so I was excited to see it featured in this book. It was quite an experience every evening around dusk!
I can definitely see this book used in the elementary school classroom as a read aloud and within a science unit. It has wonderful nonfiction text features (e.g., headings, photographs, captions, glossary, and index). It can also be used as a mentor text for elementary and secondary students who are working on nonfiction writing pieces.
A perfect book for October – and all other months – Amazing, Misunderstood Bats earns four stars and should be on your bookshelf! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️