Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

Buddy and Earl are safely tucked in for the night; Buddy on his blanket and Earl in his cage. But just as Buddy settles in for a nice, long sleep, Earl says it’s time to say “Bon voyage.” Soon these mismatched pals are at it again, exploring the wilds of the kitchen and defending a lovely lady hedgehog — who may or may not be Mom’s hairbrush — from imminent danger. When they’ve finally vanquished the greatest monster of all — the vacuum cleaner — it’s time for some well-earned shut-eye.

"Drawn with spare linework and great blocks of soft, dreamy color in a nighttime palette, the pals' setting appropriately shifts between mundane and extraordinary, just like their adventure...Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination." — Kirkus, Starred Review

"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

"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

Picture book written by Maureen Fergus and published by Groundwood Books 2016