The Kooky Kinkajou

The Kooky Kinkajou

On Sale Sept 2019
978-1-944020-24-8 Paperback $5.99 
978-1-944020-25-5 Paper over Board $12.99

Level 3

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.


Bonus Content: Fun Facts about animals and 
their world and glossary of kooky words

 

Author: Tracey Hecht

Illustrator: Josie Yee


6 x 9  •  64 pages with color illustrations throughout

 

Fountas & Pinnell: Guided Reading Level: L 
Lexile Ranking: 500L  • 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, as does Singleton’s cartoon artwork, which shows the characters striking expressive poses midconflict….Hecht and Dowling successfully set the stage for more adventurous outings down the road...” ​

—Publishers Weekly

“The series addresses bullying and empathy in an easy, accessible way, and the books are meant to be read aloud.”

—New York Post

“Physical characteristics, personality quirks, and the beginnings of their mutual trust and friendship are aptly portrayed through both words and pictures. A few “Nocturnals Fun Facts” at the end should help with any factual queries. Whether listening, reading along, or launching individual attempts, satisfied readers will be ready and waiting for the next installment.” ​

—Booklist

 “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

 “A pangolin, a red fox, and a sugar glider are together again in their second nighttime adventure in the series… Short sentences and much repetition throughout assist early readers as they gain a sense of accomplishment on completing this six-chapter book… The vocabulary words likely to be new to readers are introduced, including squatted, haunches, shimmery, slithered, and summoned… Beginning readers will enjoy this tale and will cheer on the threesome who defeat a bully by using their words.”

—School Library Journal

“The Moonlight Meeting is cute and the whimsical illustrations by Waymond Singleton should help budding readers follow along and be encouraged to learn new words as they turn pages.  Fun facts at the end should satisfy the interest of kids who are drawn to nonfiction.  I highly recommend The Moonlight Meeting for readers aged 6 to 8 and their parents.”

—Mother Daughter Book Club

“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

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