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The Best Burp (Level 1)
Lexile 380L | Fountas & Pinnell K
"The animals have charm” —School Library Journal
The Nocturnals 8-book Early Reader Collection encourages kids at all reading levels who like adventurous stories featuring unusual animals.
In this adventure-filled Level 1 Early Reader, Bismark the wacky sugar glider and Bink the cheerful bat are playing a game–who can burp the loudest! Tobin the sweet pangolin cheers for them. When Dawn the serious fox appears after hearing loud burps, Bismark and Bink blame Tobin for the noise! Dawn tells them the burps are natural and blaming others is not the best thing to do.
GREAT FOR BEGINNING READERS AGES 4–5!
Teaches Life Skills: Respect for Others and Honesty.
Perfect for kids who like unusual animals and science!
Bonus Book Content: Nocturnals Fun Facts and Animal Glossary
Download complimentary printable activities on our website: Sight Word Games, Bingo, Common Core Language Arts Educator Guide, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities, and More!
Read All 8 of the Nocturnals Grow & Read Adventures, including Level 1 Early Reader The Tasty Treat. These Beginning Readers introduce Life Skills such as Problem Solving and Sharing.
NEW! Get The Nocturnals companion Grow & Read Animal Activity Book to extend the story with animal facts, coloring, drawing games, mazes, puzzles, and more! (Sold separately)
Illustrator: Josie Yee
Color illustrations throughout
Fountas & Pinnell: Guided Reading Level: K
Lexile Ranking: 380L • Grade Level Equivalent: Pre-K-1
Interest Level by Grade: Pre-K to 3rd
What People Are Saying
“This latest entry in the Nocturnals series pairs short, spaced outlines of very simply worded, mildly alliterative narrative to cartoon scenes of hypercute wildlife with anthropomorphic features and oversized eyes in a multi-chapter episode that gently prods emergent readers to think outside the belch.”
“This banter-filled early reader describes the initial meeting between shy Tobin the pangolin, brash Bismark the sugar glider, and kindhearted Dawn the fox…the pared-down narration and dialogue quickly establish their personalities...Hecht successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road.”
“Vivid illustrations pop off crisp white pages. Brief sentences in an oversize font, separated by plenty of white space, won’t overwhelm nascent readers. This successful endeavor manages to maintain the spirit of the original series while showing respect for new devotees."
“Beginning readers will enjoy this tale and will cheer on the threesome who defeat a bully by using their words.”
—School Library Journal
“Especially and unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections.”
—Midwest Book Review
“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”
—New York Post
“Young readers will enjoy this spectacular story that is perfect for reading aloud in the classroom, library, or at home. The adorable artwork is engaging with a touch of silliness that is sure to bring a smile to the reader's face… Children can gain the concept of teamwork, the virtue of courage, and the love of reading just by flipping through the pages of this exciting book.”
—Children’s Book and Media Review
“A quirky, humorous book great for beginner readers, with fun illustrations…a great bonus at the end of the book is the fun facts about nocturnal animals.”