If your child has a keen interest in the natural world and conservation, they will love this new book by author and illustrator Charlotte Milner. Packed full with fascinating facts about our only flying mammal, The Bat Book contains bold, charming illustrations exploring the amazing upside world of bats.
With over 1,300 species found around the globe, bats have adapted to live in almost all environments. From the city to the desert and the forest to your garden, bats can be found almost everywhere. Who knew there were so many bats in the world!
Vital to ecosystems across the planet, bats pollinate flowers, disperse seeds and help farmers to keep insects away from crops. Sadly, many bat species are in decline due to habitat loss and the use of pesticides, among other reasons. The Bat Book suggests ways we can help, including growing a bat-friendly garden by planting night-scented flowers such as honeysuckle and evening primrose.
But where do bats hang out and why do some have funny faces? How do bats fly and what do they eat? Find the answer to these questions and much more across the wide, easy to follow pages of this fun and educational hardback book.
A wonderful way to introduce your child to a world of bats, with an important message about looking after our planet and its creatures too.
The Bat Book by Charlotte Milner
Published by DK Books – out now priced £12.99 (age 5+)
The Bat Book follows earlier titles The Bee Book and The Sea Book, also by award-winnining illustrator Charlotte Milner.