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The Tasty Treat

The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 1

Tracey Hecht, Josie Yee (Illustrator)


List Price: 5.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/8/2019)


“Beginning readers will enjoy this tale” —School Library Journal

The Nocturnals 8-book Early Reader Collection encourages kids at all reading levels who like adventurous stories featuring unusual animals. Perfect for summer reading!


In this adventure-filled Level 1 Early Reader, Dawn the serious fox is looking for her friends! Where are Tobin the sweet pangolin and Bismark the wacky sugar glider? One by one, Dawn's friends appear with a tasty snack to share.

Teaches Life Skills: Problem Solving and Sharing.
Perfect for kids who like unusual animals and science!

Bonus Book Content: Nocturnals Fun Facts and Animal Glossary
Download complimentary printable activities on the book's website: Sight Word Games, 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 1 Early Reader The Best Burp. These Beginning Readers introduce Life Skills such as Respect for Others and Honesty.

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)

Praise For The Tasty Treat: The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 1

“Who comes out to play at night? The Nocturnals! Nighttime is the best time for these animals.... VERDICT A good series for children who love reading, science, and want to learn more on their own.”
— School Library Journal

“Recommended List in Continuing Series.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“The illustrations are cute and fun. Helpful information about each animal is provided at the back of 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

“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

Fabled Films Press, 9781944020309, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

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.

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.