Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby

Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby

Written by: Fergus, Maureen
Illustrated by: Sookocheff, Carey
From the series: Buddy and Earl
ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2

Mrs. Cunningham is bringing her baby for a visit! But Buddy and Earl are not prepared for the chaos the small and adorable creature brings with him.

Mom’s friend Mrs. Cunningham is coming for a visit, and she’s bringing her baby! While Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, neither of them is prepared for the chaos the small and adorable creature brings with him.

When the baby manages to escape from his cage — which Buddy gently suggests is really just a playpen — it’s up to our favorite odd couple to save the day.

This third title in the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series follows a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who knows no limits on another fun adventure in deductive reasoning and imaginative play.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.9
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Mrs. Cunningham is bringing her baby for a visit! But Buddy and Earl are not prepared for the chaos the small and adorable creature brings with him.

Mom’s friend Mrs. Cunningham is coming for a visit, and she’s bringing her baby! While Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, neither of them is prepared for the chaos the small and adorable creature brings with him.

When the baby manages to escape from his cage — which Buddy gently suggests is really just a playpen — it’s up to our favorite odd couple to save the day.

This third title in the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series follows a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who knows no limits on another fun adventure in deductive reasoning and imaginative play.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.9
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd - Aug 1, 2016
Specifications pages | 7.5 in x 8.5 in

Praise for Maureen Fergus and Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby:

"The comedy shifts neatly between the ironic and the direct while remaining cozy throughout, and audiences will relish both laughing at and laughing with Buddy and Earl." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This series just keeps getting better and better; we'll all look forward to our next visit with Buddy and Earl." — The Horn Book

"This sweet story showcases qualities of friendship, love, and imagination … Fans of the first two titles will want to follow Buddy and Earl in this next adventure." — School Library Journal

"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

"This story tickles the funny bone raw." — Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW