Picture book written by Maureen Fergus and published by Groundwood Books 2016
Junior Library Guild Selection 2016
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 story tickles the funny bone raw." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"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 series just keeps getting better and better; we'll all look forward to our next visit with Buddy and Earl." — The Horn Book