Friday, September 7, 2018
Fact Friday: Bat Citizens: defending the ninjas of the night by Rob Laidlaw
Bat Citizens: defending the ninjas of the night by Rob Laidlaw. 48 p. Pajama Press Inc., May, 2018. 9781772780390.
Fact Friday features Bat Citizens: defending the ninjas of the night by Rob Laidlaw. This expository non-fiction is jam-packed with photos and information about bats. This is the book for you if you're needing to do some research. The author discusses bat anatomy, bat habitats, bat diet and factors that endanger the bat population. This is also the book for you if you love bats and want to help in conservation efforts. The author highlights the work of many citizen scientists, all of whom are children and teens. He also lists fourteen ways all of us can help this important creature survive and thrive.
Practical and positive, this book is bound to please, though some may find the layout cluttered. Some quibbles: a few of the photos are not the highest quality. In one, captioned as a butterfly bat, it is so cropped as to be useless as an identification tool. There are no source notes, bibliography or suggestions for further reading but there is a list of organizations and their websites.