Night Buddies Go Sky High by Sands Hetherington


Sands Hetherington has released Night Buddies Go Sky High – the third book in the highly regarded, fun-filled children’s book series.


Kids will be looking for UFO’s everywhere with this wonderful, exciting adventure tale filled with suspense, laughter, and fun so good they’ll happily go to bed with their flashlights underneath the bed covers, giggling with delight.


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 each night. With an imaginary language unto their own and a unique set of technological gizmo’s 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.

I received a copy of this book and my son really enjoyed it! It took me a couple of chapters to get into the imaginary language but my son found it entertaining from the start. He thinks the characters and the language they use is really funny. My  son says he recommends for 3rd grade and up. (He is 11). I do think that it is very unique and quite creative! A great Summer read for kids this Summer!

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About the Author:

Sands Hetherington credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. Sands majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Greensboro, NC.

About the Illustrator:

Jessica Love grew up in California, with two artist parents. She studied printmaking and drawing at UC Santa Cruz, then went on to study acting at The Juilliard School in NYC.  Jessica currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, toggling back and forth between her work as an actor and her work as an artist.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample of the book to facilitate this post.


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