Answering Your Top Crosley Questions

Night Buddies fans have two big questions about Crosley: Why is Crosley red? Why does he do the Black Bottom dance? (And by the way, what is the Black Bottom dance?) We consulted the official Night Buddies archives, stored in Crenwinkle’s file cabinet at Night Buddies headquarters. Turns out, author Sands Hetherington explained why Crosley […]

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Crosley’s Black Bottom Dance

I’ve heard that the Black Bottom started in Atlanta, in New Orleans, and in Jacksonville, Florida, in the first decade of the 20th century. It became well known by semi-rural blacks across the south then, and by the 1920s, it found its way up to Harlem where it was featured at the Apollo Theater in […]

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Why Is Crosley a Red Crocodile?

My six-year-old son John invented the red crocodile named Crosley, and I had to explain why Crosley was red. You can’t just drop a red croc into a story without explaining, right? So it was something I had to figure out before I could start writing the Night Buddies adventures. At some point it occurred to me: Crosley […]

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