Way back in 2014, when the Night Buddies’ adventures were new and just starting to be discovered, kids wanted to know if they had what it takes to be a Night Buddy. Author Sands Hetherington ciphered on that a bit and came up with five characteristics that qualify a person to be a Night Buddy. Here’s that original list. Take a look and see if you have what it takes.

  1. Patience—Every Night Buddy must have the patience to endure Crosley’s insatiable appetite for Pineapple Cheesecakes, to wait for his Black Bottom dance fits to come to an end, and to make it through a night without sleep. Every challenge that confronts the Night Buddies in their Programs is best overcome one step at a time; you can’t sneak out of the house before you’ve turned on your I-ain’t-here doodad!
  2. Kindness—As a Night Buddy, you will meet a whole world of new people and animals on your Programs, and you must treat each one with kindness and respect. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it can help you complete your adventure. For example, if you aren’t nice to Fast Fanny Farnsworth, you can’t expect her to rent you a far-out flying machine!
  3. Bravery—Sometimes the tasks that Night Buddies take on seem a little scary at first. After all, iguanas might not be creatures you choose to hang around! But Night Buddies know that no matter how scary their Program might seem, they can step up and face what lies ahead with bravery. Someone has to keep the iguanas in their place!
  4. Imagination—This might be the number one characteristic of a Night Buddy! Some people think that being a Night Buddy only happens in books, but true Night Buddies know that imagination is what makes stories come to life. You can use your patience, kindness, and bravery when you’re at school or playing at home with your siblings, whether you have Crosley by your side or not, because when you use your imagination, you can be on a Program anytime!

Are you a Night Buddy? (We bet you are!)