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Photo Credits

Many thanks to Flickr and the fine photographers who took and shared the pictures you see in these books. We only use pictures that have been shared with the Creative Commons license and those with no known copyright. You may click on photo credits link in any book to link to the pages on Flickr for the photos. Of course, the pictures remain the property of photographers who took them and all the restrictions they placed on their use still apply.

If you object to the use of your pictures in these books for kids with disabilities, just let me know and I’ll take the book down.

To see the credits for any book, click the Settings  menu in the upper right and select More, the link will be near the bottom of that page.

The Truth About Bats

Click on the links below to go to the Flickr page for each photograph.

 Flickr Bats are not birds. They are the only mammals that can fly.
 Flickr Bats hang upside down when they are sleeping or cleaning themselves.
 Flickr Some bats eat fruit. Other bats eat insects.
 Flickr But this vampire bat drinks blood from animals. He lives in Latin America.
 Flickr When it gets cold, some bats fly to warmer places. That is called migration.
 Flickr Other bats sleep in caves all winter. That is called hibernation.
 Flickr Colonies of bats roost in trees, caves and under bridges.
 Flickr Bats can be very small or large. The largest bat is the flying fox.
 Flickr Baby bats are called pups. A bunch of pups together is called a nursery.
 Flickr Bats are harmless to people. They are gentle. Bats do not want to hurt people.
 Flickr People should help bats because they help kill pesky bugs.
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