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Buddy and Earl

Buddy does not know what is in the box that Meredith carries into the living room. But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure.

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

Picture book written by Maureen Fergus and published by Groundwood Books 2015