The Adventures of Buddy and Earl

Buddy and Earl are already on their third adventure! In Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby, 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.

We thought we would check in on Buddy, our favourite dog who likes to play by the rules, and Earl, a hedgehog who knows no limits. Take a peek at their escapades through the series in the spreads below!

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ARRRR! In the first book in the series, Buddy and Earl were on a pirate ship! Join Buddy and Earl on their pirate adventures by making your own pirate hat!

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

There were monsters everywhere in Buddy and Earl Go Exploring — there were even monster vacuums hiding in the closet!

Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby

In Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby, the baby manages to escape from his cage — which Buddy gently suggests is really just a playpen — and it’s up to our favorite odd couple to save the day.


Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby

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 third title in the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series follows a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who knows no limits on another fun adventure in deductive reasoning and imaginative play.

Win the first two Buddy and Earl titles!

To celebrate Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby‘s release, we’re giving away the first two instalments in the Buddy and Earl series!

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by Maureen Fergus and Carey Sookocheff

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.

In this first book in the Buddy and Earl series, a dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits. Their friendship is tender and loyal, and their adventures are funny and imaginative. Maureen Fergus’s text is witty and understated, and Carey Sookocheff’s art emphasizes both the humor and the warmth of this odd and loveable animal couple.

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring
by Maureen Fergus and Carey Sookocheff

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.

This second book in the Buddy and Earl series reunites this odd and loveable animal couple: a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who knows no limits.

Fill out the form below for your chance to win!

International Puppy Day

Int'l Puppy Day

It’s officially the cutest day of the year! International Puppy Day is a day to celebrate the unconditional love and friendship of our furry friends, and to make sure they get the love and care they need. Everyone knows that puppies love to explore, but unbeknownst to many, they also love to read!

Noah, our puppy in-residence, recommends Buddy and Earl Go Exploring but definitely does not recommend The White Cat and the Monk (though we think he’s biased.)


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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.

This second book in the Buddy and Earl series reunites this odd and loveable animal couple: a dog who likes to play by the rules and a hedgehog who knows no limits.

Be sure to join them on their next adventure — Buddy and Earl and the Baby.

 

Win a Trio of Upcoming Groundwood Books!

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We are giving away a gift-package to one lucky winner that includes a copy of each of these upcoming Groundwood titles:

  1. The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart and Sydney Smith
  2. Buddy and Earl Go Exploring by Maureen Fergus and Carey Sookocheff
  3. Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka

The contest runs from January 26th to February 7th. A winner will be randomly chosen. Fill out the form below to enter!

Arr! Celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day with Buddy and Earl!

Ahoy, mateys!

It’s that special day of the year when all the the land lubbers at Groundwood are in full-on pirate mode. On Talk Like a Pirate Day — and every day — there is nothing like a good friend with a great imagination to make any adventure especially fun.

But a nice hat doesn’t hurt either. Which is why we’ve partnered up with our favourite dog-and-hedgehog team to put together a free guide to help you make a special pirate hat all your own.

Download The Activity Sheet

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Enter to win a copy of Buddy and Earl!

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In the first instalment of the new Buddy and Earl series, 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.

We’re giving away a copy to one lucky reader.

Contest open to residents of North America (excluding Quebec). We will accept entries until midnight on Sunday, August 16th, and will contact the winner by email on Monday, August 17th.

 

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