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Children's Fiction Friendship

Buddy and Earl

by (author) Maureen Fergus

illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Jul 2015
Category
Friendship, Dogs, Pets
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554988853
    Publish Date
    Jul 2015
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781773061191
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554987122
    Publish Date
    Aug 2015
    List Price
    $16.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

“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 est auteure lauréate de plusieurs livres pour enfants et jeunes adultes, dont The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, Et si je ne veux pas? et les livres de la série Buddy and Earl. Elle vit à Winnipeg, au Manitoba.

 

Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and the Buddy and Earl series of books. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Mike Lowery has illustrated many books for children, including The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and A Squiggly Story. Mike lives in Decatur, Georgia.

 

Maureen Fergus' profile page

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.

Carey Sookocheff's profile page

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

Other titles by Maureen Fergus

Other titles by Carey Sookocheff