BRILLIANT BATS by Laaren Brown is part of Scholastic’s “Icky Sticky Readers” series of young (Level 2) readers.
This short, informational chapter book provides basic information about bats, along with their habitats, characteristics, eating habits, and life cycle. The book also discussed ten particularly interesting bats. A glossary and index are also included.
The author’s use of interesting typography, up-close photos, and other illustrative elements add to the appeal.
Librarians know that anything with “icky sticky” in the title is likely to be popular. The level of ickiness is just right for first and second grade readers. Librarians need to be aware that this title includes stickers at the end of the book.
Other selections in this series include Deadly Dinosaurs, Super Sharks, and Scary Snakes.
Published by Scholastic on June 28, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.