- Author Bio
Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about bats perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the only flying mammal on Earth!
Fast bat facts:
Distinctive trait: The only flying mammal
Diet: Insects, fruit and even animal blood
Special talent: Sleeping upside down
The Bat covers habitat (bats live everywhere except Antarctica!), species (there are over 1,200 kinds of bats), echolocation, hibernation (bats hibernate just like bears!), conservation (don’t disturb a sleeping bat!) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Bat contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.
Series Overview: Each book in the Disgusting Critters series is a clever and very funny look at a particular insect or animal (fly, worm, slug, toad, head lice, rat, spider, bat and cockroach). The off-the-wall humor and fun, strangely adorable graphic approach by a Governor General’s Award-winning illustrator set this series apart from traditional non-fiction treatments.
HUMOR: Funny, cute, graphic-style art with easily digestible non-fiction content.
HUGE KID APPEAL: Kids love the gross and disgusting!
UNIQUE SERIES: There are 7 previously published titles (list on back) available in hardcover and trade paperback—collect them all! The books don’t need to be read in order, making this a flexible series.
DYNAMIC AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Award-winning author-illustrator whose profile continues to rise.
PERFECT FOR BEGINNING READERS: Easy-to-read text is ideal for newly independent readers.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Life science, animals, language arts, early reading.
Author Website: www.elisegravel.com/en
Author Social Media: Instagram: @elise_gravel
Starred Selection for the 2020 CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall Issue