I was walking in my local park with my young son on a windy day, when a piece of newspaper blew by. He asked what it was, and I said I would tell him a story about it at bedtime.... ... this compelling childrens' story book tells of the Paperbat family and how a young boy called Jack discovers them in his local park. In the second part, grandpa Times tells how the Paperbats become made of paper. Paperbats are about as small as your hand, plump and furry, with delicate wings of newspaper. They are small secretive creatures that live in large hollow trees in your local park. The book introduces the different family members- each having a distinct character- and how they live their busy lives. The Paperbats' purpose in the park are to protect it from dangers, such as fires and damage. the main family characters comprise grandparents/parents and several children. however, there is also a small boy called Jack, who lives across the road and gets to know the Paperbats, getting involved in many stories. Paperbats are not like other bats; they are made of paper for a start which is not good for flying in the rain, or being near fire, and due to them being very light, they are blown around a lot by the wind – which is however a key to why they are never recognised as it humans see them, as they only think they are wind-blown pieces of newspaper. I hope you enjoy this introductory book and the others in the Paperbats' series.