By: Sandra Markle
Whether or not you are a fan of bats, it should be known that bats are an important part of nature’s ecosystem. The main reason why they are important is that they eat insects, which may damage crops or disease animals and people.
In recent years, bat researchers have been alarmed at the number of bats dying during the winter. Since bats hibernate in protected areas, it isn’t the cold that is killing them.
This book explores the sciences involved in solving this mysterious bat killer.
At the end of the book, there are trivia facts about bats, information on how to help local bats, and global bat conversation websites. Additional books and websites are recommended for further research.
This book presents the mystery with a riveting narrative, photos, and scientific facts. It is recommended for older elementary students.
Reviewed by: Diana (Harrington Library)