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The Kooky Kinkajou

The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 3

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

About The Book

“This gentle adventure supports newly independent readers” —Booklist

This adventure-filled Level 3 Nocturnals Early Reader grows confidence in reading with engaging illustrations, short sentences!

Bismark the wacky sugar glider is bored!
He complains to his friends, Dawn the serious fox and Tobin the sweet pangolin. When Karina the kinkajou comes along, she shows the Nocturnals how to use their imaginations to cure boredom! Bonus Content includes Nocturnals Animal Glossary with Fun Facts!

Level 3 books feature complex plots, new vocabulary and grow information skills

Teaches Life Skills: Imagination and Accepting New Ideas.
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 (July 1, 2020)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781944020514
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 500L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ L These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

“Divided into five short chapters, this gentle adventure supports newly independent readers with engaging color illustrations, textual repetition, and ample white space to cushion its sentences. Helpful back matter includes “Fun Facts” about each of the characters, a glossary for new vocabulary, and information on the free resources available on the publisher’s website.”

– Booklist

"Illustrations are large with multiple spreads and a color palette that is well suited to a story about nocturnal animals… VERDICT Purchase where the series has a following.”

– School Library Journal

“Imagination can surely overcome boredom.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Cute, colorful illustrations bring the story to life. Helpful information about each animal is provided at the back of the book, along with a small glossary of some of the silly words and a suggestion to visit the publisher’s website for reproducible activities to go with the book. First/second grade teachers might like to have it, and others from the series, in the classroom during an animal unit.”

– Youth Services Book Review

“There’s much to like about this Level 3 early reader… Karina the kinkajou shows up and shows them how to use their imaginations, opening up a whole new world of possibilities… In addition to learning about friendship and imagination, readers will learn about nocturnal animals.”

– Story Monsters

“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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