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The Best Burp

The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 1

Illustrated by Josie Yee
Published by Fabled Films Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

"The animals have charm” —School Library Journal

This adventure-filled Level 1 Nocturnals Early Reader grows confidence in reading with engaging illustrations and short sentences!

Bismark the wacky sugar glider and Bink the cheerful bat are playing a game–who can burp the loudest! Tobin the sweet pangolin cheers for them. When Dawn the serious fox appears after hearing loud burps, Bismark and Bink blame Tobin for the noise! Dawn tells them the burps are natural and blaming others is not the best thing to do. Bonus Content includes Nocturnals Animal Glossary with Fun Facts!

GREAT FOR EARLY READERS AGES 4–5 (Preschool-1st Grade)
Level 1 books feature simple sentences and easy sight words

Teaches Life Skills: Respect for Others and Honesty.
Perfect for kids who like unusual animals!

The 8-book Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader Collection encourages kids at all reading levels who like adventurous stories featuring nocturnal animals.

About The Author

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who created The Nocturnals, the critically acclaimed middle grade and early reader series. The American Booksellers Association chose her first book, The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. In addition, her Grow & Read early reader book, The Chestnut Challenge, was given a Mom’s Choice Gold Award. With the New York Public Library, she has also created a Read Aloud Writing Program that has since been conducted in hundreds of schools, libraries, and bookstores. Other books in the Nocturnals middle grade series include The Ominous Eye, The Fallen Star, and The Hidden Kingdom. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.

About The Illustrator

Josie Yee is an award winning illustrator specializing in children's books. She lives in New York City with her daughter, Ana, and their cat, Dude.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Fabled Films Press (April 7, 2020)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781944020316
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 5
  • Lexile ® 380L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ K These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

“This latest entry in the Nocturnals series pairs short, spaced outlines of very simply worded, mildly alliterative narrative to cartoon scenes of hypercute wildlife with anthropomorphic features and oversized eyes in a multi-chapter episode that gently prods emergent readers to think outside the belch.”

– Booklist

“The story is divided into three simple chapters. The text is gently repetitive with words occasionally enlarged to show emphasis... The animals have charm... Recommended for collections where this growing series is already popular.”

– School Library Journal

“Hecht successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road...”

– Publishers Weekly

“Very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections.”

– Midwest Book Review

“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”

– New York Post

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