⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amazing, Misunderstood Bats Written by Marta Magellan

Amazing, Misunderstood Bats (2019, Eifrig Publishing) by Marta Magellan is the perfect nonfiction text to share with the little goblins you know!

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! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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