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Description - Batty About Texas by Jaye J. Smith

Bo the Mexican free-tailed bat is one of 100 million bats that live in Texas, and in this colorful picture book, he takes children on an exciting trip across the Lone Star State and educates readers with dozens of bat facts. There are thirty-two different species of bats living in Texas and more than one million living under the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin. Bo and his friends can be found all over, but most people will never see them up close. They love to hide, and caves are great places for that. In fact, the largest bat colony on earth can be found in Bracken Cave, near San Antonio. There are almost as many bats in that one cave as there are people in the entire state! One in every four mammals is a bat, and bats help control mosquito populations. Bo explains echolocation and how its used to help bats hunt and fly, and he explores the great state of Texas from a unique bats eye view.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781589805828
ISBN-10: 1589805828
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x 9mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Pelican Publishing Co
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jaye J. Smith

J. Jaye Smith spent her childhood in Slidell, Louisiana, and found her passion in the creative arts while still in high school. She attended Belmont University and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1993. Smith has worked as a vocalist and a music teacher for most of her life and is also an accomplished songwriter. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family and spends her free time reading, dancing, and gardening. Kathy Coates work is on permanent display in gallery collections throughout the Southeast. Coates uses illustrating to combine her love of art, the South, and the natural world. She is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators and her illustrations appear in Batty About Texas, and Cowgirl Alphabet, both available from Pelican. She lives and works in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.