Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Buddy and Earl

Buddy and Earl
Maureen Fergus
Groundwood Books, 2015. Picture book.

Meredith sets a box on the living room floor with a strange thing inside. Buddy the dog goes to investigate and meets Earl, who declares he is a talking hairbrush. Thus begins a very unlikely friendship between a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who follows his imagination wherever it leads him – especially into trouble.

Buddy and Earl’s warm and loyal companionship, funny flights of imagination, and intelligent dialogue make this book shine despite its understated presentation and explain its presence on multiple Best Book lists. Don’t miss the next installments in the series: Buddy and Earl Go Exploring and Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby.

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