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Buddy and Earl

Written by Maureen Fergus • Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

For kids 4 - 7 years old | Published April 01, 2018 | ISBN 9781773061191
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Cover of Buddy and Earl

Regular price $7.95 CAD

32 pages | 7.25 in × 8 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Buddy and Earl

Buddy and Earl: Book 1

Maureen Fergus • Carey Sookocheff

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 Creators

Maureen Fergus

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

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

“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

  • Commended Boston Globe Best Books of 2015 for Kids, 2015
  • Commended 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, 2016
  • Commended A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
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