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The Weeping Wombat

The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 3

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

About The Book

“Compelling characters involved in lessons spotlighting life skills” —School Library Journal

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

Dawn the serious fox, Tobin the sweet pangolin, and Bismark the wacky sugar glider find their friend Walter the wombat crying under a willow tree.
After sharing their feelings, The Nocturnals help Walter realize a good weep can feel great, just like a good laugh! Bonus Content includes Nocturnals Animal Glossary with Fun Facts!

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

Teaches Life Skills: Empathy and Expressing Feelings and Emotions.
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 (August 11, 2020)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781944020545
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® 490L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ M These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

“The book is aimed at readers just transitioning into more difficult books, while also teaching important social-emotional skills. Yee’s comic illustrations show exactly how characters are feeling and what is being described, and are perfectly in step with the text, enabling an understanding of the featured players.”

– 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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