The Weeping Wombat (Level 3)
Hardcover | 64 pages | 6 x 9 inches | 9781944020347 | August 11, 2020
“The Nocturnals does not disappoint.” —Booklist
“Compelling characters involved in lessons spotlighting life skills.” —School Library Journal
In this Nocturnals Level 3 Early Reader, The Weeping Wombat, the Nocturnal Brigade—Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider, and Dawn, a serious fox—hear Walter the wombat whimpering under a willow tree. Walter tells the friends that the other wombats call him a wimp because he weeps. The Nocturnal Brigade tell Walter that weeping is just another way of expressing how we feel and that, like a good laugh, a good weep can feel great.
GREAT 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 Animal Glossary (Ages 5-7)
Life Skill Themes include Empathy and Expressing Feelings and Emotions.
Read All Eight of the Nocturnals Grow & Read Adventures, like The Chestnut Challenge, which introduces Beginning Readers to Life Skill Themes such as Good Sportsmanship, Playing Games for Fun, and Forgiveness.
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: M
Lexile Ranking: 490L • Grade Level Equivalent: 2-3
Interest Level by Grade: Pre-K to 3rd
What People Are Saying
“The book is aimed at readers just transitioning into more difficult books, while also teaching important social-emotional skills. Yee’s comic illustrations show exactly how characters are feeling and what is being described, and are perfectly in step with the text.”
—School Library Journal
“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.”