A boy… a red crocodile… a collection of magic whatchamacallits… and other truly inventive characters…
Night Buddies revolves around the nighttime adventures of a young boy named John, who is not ready to go to sleep, and a bright red crocodile named Crosley who turns up under John’s bed. As the stories in each book open, this unlikely pair sneaks out of John’s house using Crosley’s I-ain’t-here doodad, which makes them invisible to John’s parents. They embark on their Program, the Night Buddies word for Adventure, and make their way around the Borough chasing down enemies and cleaning up the mishaps at hand.
In the second book in the series, Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine, red crocodiles start popping up all over the city, creating confusion, committing crimes, and causing Crosley to go a little crazy at the sight of them. The impostors must be stopped, and Night Buddies John and Crosley are just the guys to stop them! Stakeouts and wild chases in a fantastic flying machine, far-out schemes to snare the imposters, and a never-ending supply of Crusted Crème Fro-Madge frozen yogurt make for one totally super night.
These adventures after lights-out will delight any young reader who relishes an adventure/fantasy in the wee hours of the night.
Nightbuddies, Impostors and One Far-Out Flying Machine is a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner (Reading Skills/Literacy), a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner (Juvenile Fiction), a Finalist in Children’s Fiction in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, and a winner of the Global Ebook Awards!
“Kids love these adventures because they are visual, inventive, engage the absurd, and still mix a level of adventure with anxiety regarding the antics of the players. It is another success for Sands Hetherington!”
— Grady Harp, Amazon.com Hall of Fame Reviewer
“Another great Night Buddies epic adventure and mystery, in an incredible, delicious word salad narrative style that absolutely keeps the pages turning. Quirky black and white illustrations add to the high interest and excitement, and language, language, language, complete with expressive, changing type fonts and wonderful made-up words, describe the indescribable…a fantastic series to engage, entertain, and educate young readers (ages 9 and up) effortlessly.”
— Midwest Book Review