Review! The Fallen Star by Tracey Hecht

The Fallen Star
Series: The Nocturnals #3 (#1, #2)
Written by Tracey Hecht
Illustrated by Kate Liebman
208 pages – ages 7+
Published by Fabled Films Press on May 2, 2017

Synopsis- It was a nice night out, and the Night Brigade (Dawn the fox, Tobin the Pangolin, and Bismarck the sugar glider) were out watching shooting stars. That is, until one star keeps coming towards them. After a big explosion, a big rock is found in a crater – but that’s not the only change! Whenever animals are eating the fruit, they are getting sick to their stomachs, and something is taking the only cure! It is up to the Night Brigade to solve this mystery before it’s too late!

What I Thought- Hecht has a really great series going on here, and this book is no different. The story is one that little kids can read with no problem, while still possessing a conflict – a good bridge into chapter book stories. I definitely like how Hecht includes endangered nocturnal animals in her books, which inspire kids to look them up. There are really nice watercolor illustrations by Liebman at the beginning of each chapter that add to the story. The story is simple and age-appropriate for young kids, and Hecht’s writing style is perfect for an early chapter book. I can’t wait for the next book!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Categories: Age 6-9

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8 replies

  1. Well done to the Night Brigade. Sounds like an exciting story! I wish I could join the Night Brigade, but I’m afraid of the dark…

    Love and licks,

  2. This series sounds like a good mystery kids can solve. My favorite as a kid!

  3. I hadn’t heard of this one before. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Sounds fab, Erik. My daughter finally made the leap. She likes Goosebumps of all things lol.

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