The Weeping Wombat (Level 3)

The Weeping Wombat (Level 3)
Grow and Read, PB

978-1944020330

Paperback | 64 pages | 6 x 9 inches | 978-1944020330 | August 11, 2020

In 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.

Bonus Content: Fun Facts about animals and their world

Illustrator: Josie Yee

6 x 9  •  64 pages with 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

“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.”
—Publishers Weekly

“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."
—Booklist

“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.”
—Story Monsters

Paperback | 64 pages | 6 x 9 inches | 978-1944020330 | August 11, 2020

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