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Buddy and Earl

by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

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“An understated winner of a friendship story. … simultaneously of-the-moment and timeless.” — Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

What’s in the box that Meredith has carried into the living room? Buddy doesn’t know, but when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate, too — the mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure.

In this first book in the best-selling Buddy and Earl series, a dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits. Their friendship is tender and loyal, and their adventures are funny and imaginative. Maureen Fergus’s text is witty and understated, and Carey Sookocheff’s art emphasizes both the humor and the warmth of this odd and loveable animal couple.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

About the Authors
Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her books include And What if I Won’t?, The Day my Mom Came to Kindergarten, and The Gypsy King. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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CAREY SOOKOCHEFF is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, Sprout, Seed, Sprout! and What Happens Next. She is also the author/illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. She loves all kinds of stories, except for scary ones. She lives in Toronto with her family and their dog Rosie.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens
  • Commended, A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Commended, 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, Boston Globe Best Books of 2015 for Kids
Editorial Reviews

An understated winner of a friendship story. . . . simultaneously of-the-moment and timeless.

— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Their charmingly raucous game of make-believe is appealing enough, but the sneaky lesson in deductive reasoning makes this frolicsome, read-aloud-friendly picture book truly outstanding.

— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

Enjoy the humor, and the depth of characterization, in both art and text, and hope for more Buddy and Earl adventures.

— Horn Book

Fergus' deadpan text and Sookocheff's simple, flowing artwork work in elemental harmony, working together to elevate the book to a subliminal sophistication that breathes something quite smart into the proceedings.

— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

Fergus succeeds in engaging readers with this rollicking adventure in a way that never feels didactic or forced. . . Sookocheff marks a promising debut with her first picture book.

— Quill & Quire

Readers will enjoy the antics of these two playful friends and will look forward to more of their adventures in the future. Highly Recommended.

— CM Magazine

A simple story for animal loving readers and proponents of imaginative play.

— School Library Journal

Deserves to be read aloud over and over again.

— Boston Globe

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