Night Buddies: Impostors and One Far-Out Flying Machine
Written by: Sands Hetherington
Illustrations by: Jessica Love
Dune Buggy Press, 2013
This is a humorous and adventuresome juvenile fiction chapter book. This is Sands Hetherington’s second book in the Night Buddies Series and it is even funnier than the first book.
The story opens with John unable to sleep. So, he tries to get Crosley’s attention. But he seems to be asleep under John’s bed. Finally, John wakes him up and they head out of the house on their adventure, out into the night. When they get out of the house, Crosley starts looking around on the stoop. John can’t figure out what is wrong with him—he doesn’t seem to know what adventures they will be getting into. Crosley doesn’t have a program? Now that’s really something! But as time goes on, Crosley finds a real adventure for him to get into. Is he getting a reputation for all the adventures that he takes part in? Hopefully, he won’t get into too much trouble. What will John do if there are no more night buddies?
What child doesn’t dream of escaping at bedtime because she is not ready to go to sleep? Sands’ book could be the escape that all parents are looking for. Reading this book to their kids at bedtime will sure make them want to roll over and go to sleep.
Thank you for such a wonderful book Sands! I look forward to your next book in the series and to see all the adventures that Crosley can go on next time around.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth