FICTION

The Tasty Treat

Fabled Films Pr. (The Nocturnals). Oct. 2019. 40p. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9781944020293.
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K-Gr 2–Who comes out to play at night? The Nocturnals! Nighttime is the best time for these animals. Children will read about a red fox, a pangolin, and a sugar glider. One by one, they gather together and are happy to share a pomelo as a snack. The story is very basic and most of the information about the animals is in the back of the book. The illustrations are not elaborate but are suitable for the story. While the sentences are simple and somewhat repetitive, there are words that could easily frustrate beginning readers even when attempting to sound them out. Some readers might be curious to learn more about the pangolin and sugar glider. The last section of the book includes fun facts about nocturnal creatures, the animals in the story, and the treat they shared.
VERDICT A good series for children who love reading, science, and want to learn more on their own.

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