Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby

Maureen Fergus (Author) Carey Sookocheff (Illustrator)


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 it.

When the baby manages to escape from its 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.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
August 09, 2016
7.3 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her novels include The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega; her picture books include And What If I Won't? and The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten. She lives in Winnipeg.

Carey Sookocheff's illustrations have garnered awards from Communication Arts and American Illustration as well as the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Toronto.


"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 sweet story showcases qualities of friendship, love, and imagination . . . Fans of the first two titles will want to follow Buddy and Earl in this next adventure." -- School Library Journal

"This series just keeps getting better and better; we'll all look forward to our next visit with Buddy and Earl." -- The Horn Book

"The comedy shifts neatly between the ironic and the direct while remaining cozy throughout, and audiences will relish both laughing at and laughing with Buddy and Earl." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books