cover image Bat Loves the Night

Bat Loves the Night

Nicola Davies. Candlewick Press (MA), $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1202-3

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies, illus. by Sarah Fox-Davies, follows the pipstrelle bats' nocturnal wanderings. Dusky watercolor-and-pencil illustrations add enigmatic beauty; bat facts appear in a different typeface and illuminate the narrative. Pencil sketches on the endpapers label different kinds of bats with their common and scientific names. ( Sept.)