Benito the Bat Pollinates

From the Series Pollinator Pals

In this title, early fluent readers follow Benito, a lesser long-nosed bat, as he embarks on his nightly pollination journey with his colony in the desert. Read along as Benito flies around searching for flowers that bloom at night, drinks nectar, and returns to his cave as the sun rises. Vibrant illustrations and carefully leveled text will engage young readers in a supportive educational fiction reading experience.

Children can learn more about bats using Fact Surfer, our safe online search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. This book also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a glossary, a range map, an index, and a table of contents. Grasshopper Books offers simple, fun fiction for emerging readers. Benito the Bat Pollinates is part of Jump!’s Pollinator Pals series.
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Fiction
Subject Animals
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Grasshopper Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-08-01
BISACS JUV002360, JUV002160, JUV029010
Dewey 428.6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 500
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.2
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 512488
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Table of contents, and Teaching guides


Benito the Bat Pollinates - Reviewed by Booklist

Meet Bonito, a friendly fruit bat! As part of the Pollinator Pals series (5 titles), Benito is thrilled to introduce himself and help blossoming readers hone their skills while learning about his world. He shows off the bat colony snoozing sweetly in his home cave, but when darkness falls, they leave their roost in search of nectar. Benito happily moves from flower to fruit and back again, carrying pollen on his fur and taking part in the important pollination process. The clear, concise story covers a lot of ground, even tackling more complicated concepts like echolocation. Colorful text boxes and vocabulary pointers make following the bat a breeze, while the bright illustrations are appealing and action packed. Instructive back matter includes a visual summation of pollination, further online reading, glossary, and index.

Illustrator: Dean Gray