About this book
Buddy and Earl Go to School
Maureen Fergus • Carey Sookocheff
“The bond between Buddy and Earl is as strong as ever in their fourth book, as is the playful banter and cheerful artwork that capture their relationship so well.” Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Buddy and Earl know that with the right education they can become anything — even a dentist or a hot-dog vendor! So they eagerly gather their silly, smelly supplies and head to school.
Soon after they arrive, their teacher, Miss Meredith, is called away and Professor Earl takes charge of the classroom. Buddy works hard at lessons like Sniffing Things, Tail Chasing and Scratching Itches. And when Professor Earl announces that one very special student is going to win a major award? Buddy cannot imagine who that lucky student might be…
In this fourth book in the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, the dog who likes to play by the rules and the hedgehog who knows no limits learn just how much fun school can be.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
About the Creators
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.
Awards and Praise
Buddy and Earl
"An understated winner of a friendship story… . simultaneously of-the-moment and timeless." Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Buddy and Earl Go Exploring
"Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination." Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby
"Older siblings who are intimately familiar with baby-related chaos will be in stitches over Earl’s imagined worst-case scenarios … as the animals race to save a day that doesn't actually need saving." Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
- Commended Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year, 2017