The Peculiar Possum (Level 2)

The Peculiar Possum (Level 2)
Grow and Read, PB

9781944020200

Paperback | 64 pages | 6 x 9 inches | 9781944020200 | October 30, 2018

“The Nocturnals does not disappoint.” —Booklist
“A great book on acceptance, tolerance, and inclusion.” —Story Monsters


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.

FUN-FILLED BEGINNING READERS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING!
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 Eight 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.

Illustrator: Josie Yee
Color illustrations throughout

Fountas & Pinnell: Guided Reading Level: P 
Lexile Ranking: 470L  •  Grade Level Equivalent: 1-2
Interest Level by Grade: Pre-K to 3rd



 

What People Are Saying

“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

“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

“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.”
—Lost in Storyland

“[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

“Comparable to the ‘I Can Read’ and ‘Step Into Reading’ series that often feature plenty of superheroes, this will provide a nice change of topic - learning about the habits of nocturnal animals. (I liked how the book often used the characteristics of each animal to convey personality as well) in an easily packaged format. Also provides a glossary of sight words in other languages too!”
— Kid Lit Exchange

“A delightful read that teaches young children that differences are what makes us all special. Beautifully written with eye-catching illustrations that will entertain kids while teaching a valuable lesson.” 
—New York Post

Paperback | 64 pages | 6 x 9 inches | 9781944020200 | October 30, 2018

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