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|
|Number of Pages||24|
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.