The Chestnut Challenge: The Nocturnals
In The Chestnut Challenge, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, Bismark, a loud-mouthed sugar glider, and Dawn, a serious fox, are playing a game of Chestnuts when Chandler, a conniving chinchilla, challenges Tobin for the title of Chestnut Champion. However, after a series of strange distractions occur, the Brigade begins to suspect that something is not quite right. Chandler is a competitive chinchilla...but could he also be a cheater?
Readers will delight in an entertaining animal adventure while learning about playing games for fun and displaying good sportsmanship.
This book came to us at just the right time. Two of our granddaughters, ages 7 and 6, have recently discovered the game of checkers. It's been interesting to watch them learn basic moves of offense as well as defense. And both of them will occasionally try to bend the rules. So the message against cheating is appropriate for their ages.
They have also enjoyed learning about the animals in this story that come out to play after dark.
Includes bonus Nocturnals fun facts and animal glossary (Ages 6-8)
Themes include good sportsmanship, forgiveness, and friendship.
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