The Kooky Kinkajou
Grow & Read Early Reader, Level 3
Published by: Fabled Films Press
“The Nocturnals does not disappoint.” —Booklist
“Karina the kinkajou. . . shows [readers] how to use their imaginations.” —Story Monsters
In this Nocturnals Level 3 Early Reader, The Kooky Kinkajou, Bismark’s bored! The sugar glider complains to his friends― Dawn and Tobin―that there’s nothing to do! So when Karina the kinkajou comes along, Bismark and the rest of the Nocturnal Brigade get a lesson on using their imaginations to cure their boredom!
FUN-FILLED BEGINNING READERS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!
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 Glossary of Unique Words (Ages 5-7)
Life Skill Themes include Imagination and Accepting New Ideas.
Read All Eight of the Nocturnals Grow & Read, like The Weeping Wombat, which introduces Beginning Readers to Life Skill Themes such as Empathy and Expressing Feelings and Emotions.
They all feature Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider.
Reviews for The Kooky Kinkajou
“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
“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
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