The Mysterious Abductions
"The books celebrate the very meaningful idea of friendship."—Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
In the critically acclaimed middle grade chapter book series The Nocturnals, we meet three unlikely friends—Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, a pint-sized sugar glider. Discover the friendships, teamwork, and humor as the Nocturnal Brigade solves the unpredicta
So glad your daughter loved the book! I spoke to Tracey and she loves your daughter's question! We think maybe all "puck" interference is a vi…moreRachel-
So glad your daughter loved the book! I spoke to Tracey and she loves your daughter's question! We think maybe all "puck" interference is a violation! Please tell her we are going to use her question with kids and parents on our Facebook page at launch in April.
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"To give the series, which launched with the publication of The Nocturnals in April 2016, a strong readaloud rhythm, Hecht and her coauthors, most recently Sarah Feiber, write using “a loose 3-2-1 iambic pentameter.” Each of the three characters has its own word count. Tobin, a pangolin, utters two words for every three words that Bismark, a sugar glider, says. Dawn, the fox, underscores the conversation with a single word."
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How cute is this book?!?!? Oh my goodness! This would be an excellent read aloud in a second through fourth grade classroom, especially if the teacher can do voices. Not only is this a great story with humor and life lessons, it's also a great teaching tool. Kids can learn so much about all of the different animals. Shoot! I learned stuff and even found myself looking up information about the different animals. So fun! ...more
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions by Tracey Hecht is the first in a series that aims to introduce readers to Australia’s mammals while leading them on an adventure. The animal ...more
Animals are waking up to find relatives missing, without a trace. Despite trusting their instincts, aggressively tracking down clues, and joining forces with the coyotes, the brigade is running out of ...more
Such a fun story with a brilliant nighttime setting.
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Dawn (the red fox), Tobin (a pangolin), and Bismark (a sugar glider) work together as a brigade to solve the mystery of the disappearing nocturnal animals. Other nocturnals join in the hunt - Cora the sweet wombat, comical bats who love to tease Bismark, a jerboa, and some coyotes. They find themselves pitted against a group of crocodiles. Oh my! I just had to laugh over the names of the band of five crocodiles ...more
The Nocturnals was a fun read made even more interesting by the inclusion of lesser known animals. How many stories do you know that feature a Pangolin or Jerboa? Readers will learn about these animals and their characteristics without even realizing it as the story weaves these tidbits effortlessly into character dialogue. (Bismarck, the smooth-talking Sugar Glider, is only too h ...more
A small cohort of nocturnal animals - a sugar glider, a pangolin, and a fox - set out together to find out who is 'napping' other nocturnal animals. They find themselves in conflict over whether to talk to certain other animals - the coyotes, ...more
The fantasy type of story was entertaining, but yet had a dose of reality near the end. The characters were endearing, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
I'm not a big fan of the water color medium for the illustrations. But since I listened to it on audio, that didn't fac ...more
In 2017, she expanded the series to include early reader books, so that families could share the reading experience together. In partnership with the New York ...more