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Groundwood Books

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

Written by Maureen Fergus • Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

For kids 4 - 7 years old | Published March 01, 2016 | ISBN 9781554987146
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Cover of Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

Regular price $16.95 CAD

32 pages
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

Buddy and Earl: Book 2

Maureen Fergus • Carey Sookocheff

Our favorite odd-couple friends explore the wilds of their house after dark in book two of the Buddy and Earl series.

Buddy is just settling in for the night when Earl announces that he’s going on a trip.

Where will Earl go? Wherever the road leads him, of course!

Before Buddy knows it, he and Earl are off on another grand adventure. While exploring the wilds of the kitchen, they see wondrous sights, make delicious discoveries and even encounter a couple of unusual monsters.

This second book in the best-selling Buddy and Earl series reunites the dog who likes to play by the rules and the hedgehog who knows no limits.

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

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

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

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

Praise for Buddy and Earl Go Exploring:

"… 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

"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

"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 Little Canadians

"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

"Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination." — Kirkus, starred review

  • Commended NP99: The Best Books of the Year, 2016
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