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The Nocturnals

The Slithery Shakedown

Tracey Hecht, Josie Yee (Illustrator)


List Price: 5.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/10/2018)


"Beginning readers will enjoy this tale" --School Library Journal

In this adventure-filled Nocturnals Level 2 Early Reader, Bismark the wacky sugar glider comes across a bully--a scary snake His friends, Dawn the serious fox and Tobin the sweet pangolin, show him how to be brave and stand up to the snake. To show their courage, the animals find shiny snakeskin capes and become the Nocturnal Brigade.

Includes Bonus Nocturnals Fun Facts and Animal Glossary
Life Skills include Bravery, Bullying Prevention, and Teamwork.

NEW Get The Nocturnals companion Grow & Read Animal Activity Book to extend the story with animal facts, coloring, drawing games, mazes, puzzles, and more (Sold separately)


Download complimentary printable activities on the book's website: Sight Word Games, Makerspace Crafts, Bingo, Common Core Language Arts Educator Guide, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities, and More

Read All 8 of the Nocturnals Grow & Read Adventures, including Level 2 Early Reader The Peculiar Possum. These Beginning Readers introduce Life Skills such as Accepting Differences, Empathy, and Kindness.

They all feature Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider.

Fabled Films Press, 9781944020163, 64pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

About the Author

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur. The American Booksellers Association chose the first book in her critically acclaimed middle grade series, 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. In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program that she has since conducted--both in person and virtually--in over 150 schools, libraries, and bookstores across the country. Other books in the Nocturnals Grow & Read early reader collection include The Tasty Treat, The Moonlight Meeting, The Peculiar Possum, The Slithery Shakedown, The Kooky Kinkajou, The Best Burp and The Weeping Wombat. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband and four children.