Early EdZooCation with the Minnesota Zoo and Wild Rumpus Bookstore

Hi all! Today I’m super excited to be talking THE NOCTURNALS: THE CHESTNUT CHALLENGE, the latest children’s book from Tracey Hecht. She will be visiting Minnesota next week and leading a featured activity at the Early EdZooCation Event at the Minnesota Zoo and will have a reading and book discussion event at the Wild Rumpus Bookstore that evening.

Excerpt from The Nocturnals: The Chestnut Challenge

THE NOCTURNALS: THE CHESTNUT CHALLENGE, written by Tracey Hecht and illustrated by Josie Yee (on-sale: April 23, 2019), is part of a series for children aged 5-7 that teaches compassion and understanding through the silly adventures of lovable nocturnal creatures. The Nocturnals series features three unlikely animal friends and has teamwork, friendship, and humor in every adventure.  The American Booksellers Association chose the first book in this middle grade series, The Mysterious Abductions, as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick.

Author Tracey Hecht

About the Author: Tracey Hecht, founder of Fabled Films, is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed, and produced for film. Fabled Films brings together her passions and interests: writing, creativity, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. When she isn’t writing and managing a business, she can be found hiking, reading, or spending time with her family. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine, with her husband, four children and puppy, Penny.

Event Details!

Early EdZooCation Day at the Minnesota Zoo: May 21, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Non-Members $9.00/child*
Members $3.00/child*
One free adult with each five paid students
Additional adults $12.00 each
Parking $10/bus, $7/car
Register here

Nocturnals Pajama Party at Wild Rumpus Bookstore: May 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. Put on your PJ’s and head to Wild Rumpus for a pajama party with Tracey Hecht, author of The Nocturnals middle grade and early readers series! Get to know Dawn, (fox and leader of The Nocturnals trio), Bismark (sugar glider), and Tobin (pangolin) from their first adventure to their newest stories, The Hidden Kingdom and The Chestnut Challenge.