Night Buddies Go Sky High
It’s a wild ride ahead for the Night Buddies as they go Sky High!
When young John Degraffenreidt and his red crocodile buddy, Crosley, show up at the Pineapple Cheesecake Factory and find Big Foot Mae lying on the floor, staring up at her Great Star Puzzle on the ceiling, they expect something’s afoot. Crosley only wants a new supply of pineapple cheesecakes, but what Mae points to on her ceiling will start the Night Buddies on a totally new fantasy adventure.
A suspicious white dot has passed through the Corkscrew Constellation and is now moving underneath the Hound Dog Stars. Across the Borough, Crosley’s brother Crenwinkle sees the same curious speck in the sky. It looks to be a long night for sleepyhead John, but thanks to the time spreader dingus with its sleep retardant setting, he gets right into their next escapade, this time taking them all the way into the stratosphere in their newly modified personal racing blimp.
“Where Night Buddies Go Sky High excels is in the pacing of the story—lots of lingering time to laugh, but equal momentum time to make the adventure exciting for children. Hetherington is so adept at writing for children that his books become instant classics—and that means that after lights out, parents will tiptoe in and grab some of this confection for themselves! Highly recommended.”
— Grady Harp, Reviewer for Literary Aficionado and Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
“The stratosphere’s the limit in this third Night Buddies adventure, as John Degraffenreidt and Crosley the red crocodile must go up up up to check out a mysterious roving dot in the sky that just might have it in for them. Their racing blimp may defy the laws of physics but it obeys the prime rule of storytelling: unstoppable action equals lots of fun. Sands Hetherington again combines expressive language, whimsical inventions, abundant delicious (and disgusting) food, loyal pals and wicked foes, in Night Buddies Go Sky High.”
— Lynne Barrett, award-winning author of Magpies and co-editor of Birth: A Literary Companion
“Lively and wildly imaginative. A wacky adventure. Crosley, the likable crocodile and his buddy John go on a zany nighttime romp through the stratosphere.”
— Randi Lynn Mrvos, Editor of Kid’s Imagination Train
“The language is strong and exciting. It keeps the story moving and adds to the zany antics of the characters. I highly recommend that you get a copy of this delightful book. I hope the author is busy writing another!”
— Susan Day, Author and Illustrator
“High up in the sky and high up in entertainment and high up in creativity! Add in the great pictures that bring the story to life, this book is fun for kids of all ages. This just proves that different people and even reptiles can work together for the common good and get things done. Friendships are solid and teamwork is definitely important or the Program will not get completed and lives could be at stake.”
— Fran Lewis, Just Reviews
“This science fiction book will probably help young readers’ minds drift away for a while into a fantasy of what can happen in a blimp in the sky. I liked the parts where the bus and the cheesecake were involved in the story. The list of uncommon words given at the front of the book will be helpful for the readers, and some of them will make children laugh. There are also other bold faced words throughout the story. At one point there was even a song sung that young readers might have fun singing! Young readers who like Science Fiction will enjoy this story a lot!”
— Jill Harris, blogger
“Night Buddies: Go Sky High is a cute book for kids with fun illustrations!”
— Billy Burgess, blogger
“For sheer fun for those age seven and up, there’s Night Buddies Go Sky High by Sands Hetherington, illustrated by Jessica Love. The stories are imaginative and great fun to read.”
— Alan Caruba, Bookviews
“Third in the Night Buddies series, this one 144-page paperback targets middle-school aged children or those who enjoy fantasy-filled action books. With no profanity or scary scenes, it would make an acceptable bed or quiet time story. With intentionally misspelled words and capitalization and punctuation errors that may confuse young readers, a purposeful note is included to challenge the reader to look for them. In spite of the distracting misspellings, font changes, and quirky dialect, some readers will be delighted in this silly story that will leave them, no doubt, flummoxed but thankful that John and Cros have solved another problem.”
— Conny Crisalli, BookPleasures.com