Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night by Bookerella (iPad)
Released: Jan 30, 2012
Version: 1.2
Size: 263 MB
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Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night

[ This app is no longer available for download ]

** Webby Award Winner! **
**Parents' Choice Award Winner! **
**American Museum of Natural History—Bat event**
**The Memphis Zoo—Animals of the Night exhibit**
**Apple New and Noteworthy app!**
**CNET— “Bats! Feels like a furry museum trip!” **
**The Next Web— “This is how children’s books should look on the iPad!” **
**Kirkus Reviews —coveted Star Review—“A winner: beautifully illustrated, nicely designed and solidly informative.” **
**School Library Journal— “This engaging app is great…“ **
**Unity Award—best nongame!**
**Applegazette —“This Week’s Best Apps.”**
**NC Teacher—“… a 3-D book app that is unlike anything I have seen before for a nonfiction book. If you use an iPad in your classroom or with your own child, it is definitely the price of admission to enter this world of Bats!."**
Bats! lets kids aged six to 11 search jungles, deserts, woods and other vivid 3-D environments; flap their “wings” and fly like a bat; “see” how sound waves help bats find food; and much more. Written by Mary Kay Carson and created for the iPad by other experts in nonfiction for children, Bats! is a true innovation in children’s publishing. It’s is a wonderful original nonfiction book and a new kind of reading adventure for children. The fully immersive experience

Engaging features:

• Seven distinct chapters that provide exciting journeys through the bats’ world
• Fascinating “extras”—annotated illustrations and maps—just one tap away from the main text
• Interactive echolocation demo that lets a kid “screech like a bat” and “see” the sound waves the screeches produce
• Dozens of high-resolution photographs of bats by leading nature photographers
• Vivid 3-D environments, from an Asian rainforest to a North American farm
• An optional “read-aloud” feature by noted voice-over talent Doriane Elliott to help younger children learn reading
• A rich sound track of natural sounds
with friends on Facebook (with parental approval)
• A unique “bat spinner” with information about many kinds of bats
•And more!

Fascinating facts children will discover:

• Dozens of amazing bat species
• Details of bat anatomy
• Why bats are mammals, just like dogs and people
• What different bats eat
• Where bats roost
• How bats use sound to “see” in the dark
• Where the biggest bat colonies are
• Why bats deserve respect and protection from people
• And much more!

What's new in version 1.2
Minor bug fixes
Our verdict: Good
  • + Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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