Blind as a bat? It's a strange phrase considering that bats are among the most successful night predators around. Bats have very good eyesight, actually, but when hunting at night for small insects, or other animals, they use sound to find their way. Other animals also use their sense of hearing and their ability to emit sounds to locate food, to navigate in the dark, or to communicate with each other.
Did You Hear That?, following Shockers of the Sea in the Animals with Amazing Abilities series, explores the world of sound and hearing in the animal kingdom. Young readers will be amazed by these animals that are sensitive to sounds that humans cannot detect.
Lush, vibrant illustrations by Cathy Trachok take the reader to the dark of night to hunt with bats, to the vast African savanna with the mighty elephants, and to the deep of the ocean to swim with dolphins that use their amazing gift of sonar to find their way through murky waters, to locate food, and to avoid becoming someone else's dinner. Filled with fascinating scientific facts, readers of all ages will find themselves listening closely for the merest sounds after reading Did You Hear That?