About the Book:
For young John Degraffenreidt, lying awake at night is no reason to fret when it brings a
bright red crocodile named Crosley out from under his bed. Night Buddies like Crosley
promise a big adventure to any kid not sleepy yet--and tonight is no different! Out of bed,
and into the city, John starts on a very special Program (Night-Buddies-speak for
adventure) with his crocodile friend. Crosley is a unique, wacky character, the only red
crocodile in the world for sure, but look-alikes have started popping up all over town,
committing crimes, causing confusion, and making Crosley crazy at the sight of them.
The imposters must be stopped, and Night Buddies John and Crosley are just the ones to
stop them! Stakeouts and wild chases in a fantastic flying machine, far-out schemes to
snare the imposters with the help of old friends and new ones, and a never-ending supply
of Crusted Crème Fro-Madge frozen yogurt make for one totally super night.
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Book 2: 978-0-9847417-2-4
Book 1: 978-0-9847417-1-7
Book 2: February 1, 2013
Book 1: June 1, 2012
Juvenile Fiction/Chapter Books for Ages 7 and up.
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(Dune Buggy Press titles are distributed by Delphi Distribution and are set up with
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About the Author:
Sands Hetherington, creator of the Night Buddies series of chapter books is delighted to have published his second title,Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine.
Sands credits his son John for being his principal motivator in creating Night Buddies. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. They collaborated many nights on escapades starring John and Crosley, until eventually it occurred to Sands why it was that Crosley was bright red. That was when the first book came together. Now, Sands is pleased to announce the second title in the series!
Sands is also a Civil War buff. He would like to spend a month of evenings with common
soldiers from both sides to see how they felt about the business. And eccentric generals
like Jackson, Sherman and Forrest, and most of all Lincoln. Because Lincoln never gets
to smile in his pictures.
Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an
M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in
Greensboro now, and hangs out with his longtime friend Ann and their Saint Bernards
Dudley and Maggie. He likes visiting ancient Mediterranean sites in Turkey and Italy,and most of all Greece.
Crosley and John are on another adventure in this 320 page chapter book. This time Crosley must figure out who the other Crosleys are popping up all over town pretendng to be him. It is a mystery for sure and one that is driving Crosley batty. With new gadgets and flying machines, the story is taken to a new height, which will interest and entertain the reader. Fans of the Night Buddies Adventures are going to love this new book and the characters that are brought into the story.
There are some references in the beginning of the story to the first book that are not explained thouroughly in the second book so readers may not entirely understand those references if they have not read the first book, though they will get the idea, but not the history. The dialect will still be an issue for some parents and readers. Though the story is meant to be told in a fun and interesting light, the uncommonly used words and slang used throughout bringing more interest into the story, the dialect can also be choppy with parts of the story not being portrayed clear enough.
Overall, this story is a fun and entertaining read with incredibly likeable characters. Older children in upper grade levels will enjoy the creativity of the author and will even relish in the use of the different dialects. The new storyline will make the reader wish they were apart of the Night Buddies Adventures using all of the great gadgets and flying contraptions that Crosley and John grow so fond of.