The Peculiar Possum
Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 2
Published by: Fabled Films Press
“A good series for children who love reading, science, and want to learn more on their own.”—School Library Journal
In this Nocturnals Level 2 Early Reader, The Peculiar Possum, Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark encounter strange sounds and smells in the valley. When an unfamiliar animal—a possum—appears and seems strange, Bismark is not pleased! Soon, Penny the Possum shows the Nocturnal Brigade how being different is also a reason to be proud.
GREAT BEGINNING READERS FOR SUMMER!
Download the series's complimentary printable activities at NocturnalsWorld.com: Sight Word Games, Makerspace Crafts, Bingo, Common Core Language Arts Educator Guide, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities, and More!
Includes Bonus Nocturnals Fun Facts and a Glossary of Peculiar Words from Different Languages (Ages 5-7)
Life Skill Themes include Accepting Differences, Empathy, and Kindness.
Read All Seven of the Nocturnals Grow & Read Adventures, like The Moonlight Meeting, which introduces Beginning Readers to Life Skill Themes such as Friendship and Sharing.
They all feature Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider.
Reviews for The Peculiar Possum
“Hecht’s playful narrative style livens the baldly delivered lesson, as do a handful of challenging words that are not only defined by context and in a glossary in the back, but matched to equivalents in five languages.”—Booklist
“The art, which is largely redundant of text, provides cues to help readers with decoding…” —Kirkus
“[The Brigade] discovers different isn’t bad, it’s just an opportunity to discover something or someone new! A great book on acceptance, tolerance, and inclusion.”—Story Monsters
“This easy reader chapter book has short, easy sentences with occasional alliteration. The illustrations have a pleasing palette. Includes facts about the animals and a glossary.”—Youth Services Book Review
Praise for The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader Series
"Beginning readers will enjoy this tale and will cheer on the threesome who defeat a bully by using their words.”—School Library Journal
“Hecht successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road...”—Publishers Weekly
"This tale uses plenty of important vocabulary words, easily decipherable within context, while showing how friends who stick together can facedown even the meanest bully."—Booklist
“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”—New York Post