Buddy and Earl Go Exploring
Written by Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
Publication Date March 01, 2016
Buddy and Earl are safely tucked in for the night; Buddy on his blanket and Earl in his cage. But just as Buddy settles in for a nice, long sleep, Earl says it’s time to say “Bon voyage.”
Soon these mismatched pals are at it again, exploring the wilds of the kitchen and defending a lovely lady hedgehog — who may or may not be Mom’s hairbrush — from imminent danger. When they’ve finally vanquished the greatest monster of all — the vacuum cleaner — it’s time for some well-earned shut-eye.
This second book in the Buddy and Earl series reunites this odd and loveable animal couple: a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who knows no limits.
Be sure to join them on their next adventure — Buddy and Earl and the Baby.
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 and The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten. She lives in Winnipeg.
Carey Sookocheff's illustrations have garnered awards from Communication Arts and American Illustration as well as the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Toronto.
"Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination." Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
"A neat story with enough hilarious high jinks to make young readers giggle out loud and look forward to more Buddy and Earl adventures." School Library Journal, review
". . . a charming story of imagination and adventure shared between two friends who see the world very differently. Readers will find Earl’s confident courage and Buddy’s uncertain yet enthusiastic companionship entertaining and sweet." CM Magazine
"Little ones will be tickled by the pets' playful, slightly dopey misunderstandings." Booklist Online
"There’s Stella and Sam, Max and Ruby, and Frog and Toad, and now there’s Buddy and Earl." CanLit for LittleCanadians
"The comic tension between the real and the imagined, between Buddy's sweet naiveté and Earl's cleverness, and between the human and animal universes is just as evident here as in the first book." Horn Book
"Any place, even a kitchen, can be a world of wonders with a little help from your friends and imagination . . . as the thoroughly charming partnership of Buddy and Earl, and Fergus and Sookocheff delightfully demonstrate." Vancouver Sun