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Buddy and Earl

by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

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published: April 2018
ISBN:9781773061191
Description

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.

About the Authors
Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Several of her books have been translated into other languages. She currently lives in Winnipeg with her husband, three kids, a dog, a hedgehog, and a Siamese fighting fish!
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CAREY SOOKOCHEFF is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, and the author/illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. She has worked with a wide range of editorial, design and corporate clients. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and their dog.
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Contributor Notes

Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her novels include The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega; her picture books include InvisiBill, The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Winnipeg with her family and her dog, Buddy.Carey Sookocheff is the author and illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. She is also the illustrator of the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Toronto with her family and her dog, Rosie.

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

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

— Horn Book

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

— School Library Journal

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

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

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

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

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

— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Deserves to be read aloud over and over again.

— Boston Globe

“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

“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

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

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