Book Spotlight: THE PECULIAR POSSUM by Tracey Hecht and Josie Yee

Hello, my bookish peeps. I’m beyond pleased to spotlight the third book in The Nocturnals Grow & Read Early Reader series, The Peculiar Possum. This series has been received with widespread acclaim and praise by readers young and old. Thanks to Fabled Films Press, you also have the opportunity to get your hands on a copy of this book for your teeny divas/divos along with a Dawn the Fox Plush in a giveaway. (Psst…I have it on good authority that this Plush is a wonderful toy. My four-[almost five]-year-old cousin enjoys playing with her Plush and reading this series.)

The Peculiar Possum (The Nocturnals #3) by Tracey Hecht Illustrated by Josie Yee

ISBN: 9781944020194 (paper over board)
ISBN: 9781944020200 (paperback)
Publisher: Fabled Films Press
Release Date: October 30, 2018

In The Peculiar Possum, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider, and Dawn, a serious fox, 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 reason to be proud.

Bonus Content includes Fun Facts about The Nocturnals and a glossary of Peculiar Words from different languages.

Age Range: 5 – 7 years  Grade Level Equivalent: Kindergarten – 2

Praise for The Nocturnals Grow & Read Series

“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 

“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

Meet the author and illustrator

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband, four children, and three pets—none of which are a sugar glider. 

Josie Yee is an award-winning illustrator and graphic artist specializing in children’s publishing. She received her BFA from Arizona State University and studied Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She lives in New York City with her daughter, Ana, and their cat, Dude.

Connect with the creative team via their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Enter to win a print copy of The Peculiar Possum by Tracey Hecht and Josie Yee courtesy of Fabled Films Press (giveaway open to US residents only, sorry) along with a Dawn the Fox Plush. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on 10/25/2018 and the winner will be announced after 10:00 AM ET on 10/26/2018. Void where prohibited by law.

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The Peculiar Possum (The Nocturnals Early Reader Series #3)

The Peculiar Possum