Tobin finds a tasty pomelo that Bismark thinks he stole from his pomelo tree. Dawn meets both animals as they are discussing who should get the pomelo. She convinces Bismark and Tobin to share the pomelo, and a friendship is formed.
Grow & Read Level 2
Lexile Ranking 480L
Fountas & Pinnell L
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-944020-15-6
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-944020-14-9
The Slithery Shakedown
Themes: Bullying Prevention, Bravery, Teamwork
The Brigade comes across a big bully snake who wants to eat Bismark for breakfast! Bismark is frightened, but he, Tobin, and Dawn stand up to the big bully using their words. In the process, they find themselves some spec-tac-u-lar snakeskin capes!
Dawn, Tobin, and Bismark encounter strange sounds and smells in the valley. When an unfamiliar animal appears, Bismark is not pleased! But soon Bismark and the Brigade learn that being peculiar is also a reason to be proud.
Themes: Good Sportsmanship, Playing for Fun, Forgiveness
The Brigade are playing a game of Chestnuts Checkers when Chandler, a conniving chinchilla, challenges Tobin for the title of Chestnut Champion. However, after a series of strange distractions occur, the Brigade begins to suspect that something is not quite right. Chandler is a competitive chinchilla...but could he also be a cheater?
Tobin, Bismark, and Dawn are bored. There's nothing to do! So when Karina the kinkajou comes along, she gives them a lesson on using their imaginations. Soon the three nocturnal friends are following Karina and the ‘sparkle sprite’ over rivers, under waterfalls, and to the end of a rainbow.
Dawn the fox wakes up and goes looking for her friends, Tobin the pangolin and Bismark the sugar glider, to share a tasty treat—a pomelo! Using basic language, emerging readers are introduced to the Nocturnal Brigade.