The Slithery Shakedown: The Nocturnals
“The Nocturnals does not disappoint.” —Booklist
“A quirky, humorous book great for beginner readers.” —Story Monsters
In this Nocturnals Level 2 Early Reader, The Slithery Shakedown, the Nocturnal Brigade comes across a big bully snake who wants to eat Bismark for breakfast! Bismark is scared, but he, Tobin, and Dawn stand up to the snake using their words. In the process th
I LOVED this Developing Reader book! Bismark, a sugar glider, meets his other nocturnal friends for an adventure. Kids will be introduced to the sugar glider, the red fox, the pangolin and the blue-bellied snake. They will learn about animals they are unfamiliar with while being familiar with the term "nocturnal". The facts at the back of the book are interesting and written at an appropriate level. The illustrations are both cute and ac ...more
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In this sequel to The Midnight Meeting, we rejoin Bismark the sugar glider, Tobin the pangolin and Dawn the fox. Bismark is waiting for his friends, who are late to arrive, and plans to lead them on an exciting nocturnal adventure. The plan runs into trouble when the group runs into a snake and Bismark, who has spent a lot of time claiming to be brave, is very afraid. He thinks the snake is going to eat him, and he is probably right! If the friends band ...more
This book was super cute! Perfect for your beginner readers (4-6 years old) with fun pictures sure to delight! The back of the book also offers bonus content so the reader can learn more about nocturnal animals. Good fun all around!
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When Dawn and Tobin finally arrive, they see that they are not alone. A blue bellied snake has slithered his way into the group. He is not interested in making friends. Instead, he wants to have Bismark as a snack!
Will Tobin and Dawn be able to save Bismark? Has the spunky sugar glid ...more
I received this lovely children's book free for a review from the author and Goodreads.
This book was a simple, cute story about friends learning how to be brave even when they're scared.
I've gotta say, the snakeskin capes at the end were...pretty morbid and uncomfortable. But I was a weird kid, so who am I to judge? ...more
I also thought it odd that once the snake was introduced and spoke with exaggerated “sssss” sounds, the main character, Bismark began to speak with a stutter wh ...more
Bismark is a bit of a nervous sugar glider, easily startled, though he would never admit it. His two friends, Dawn (a red fox) and Tobin (a pangolin) are used to his bravado and patiently accompany him on his adventures. Luckily, they are willing to stand by him when he encounters something blue, shimmery and makes a noise like “sssssssss.”
“The Nocturnal Brigade! Bold in adventure. And best of all, brave.” Especially when they have each other to lean on.
Full review with dual review and teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1... ...more
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 Publi...more