Not Really Buddies

by Jan Carr
Illustrated by Kris Mukai
A laugh-out-loud new illustrated chapter book series celebrating the roller coaster highs and lows of life in a second grade classroom.
  • ISBN: 9781682635346
  • Publication date: 07/11/2023
  • Page Count: 80
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 5-9
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Description

A laugh-out-loud new illustrated chapter book series celebrating the roller coaster highs and lows of life in a second grade classroom.

Buddy has a good feeling about second grade. He knows where to go, his best friend is in his class, and he’s ready for a great year. And then Bea shows up—new, tardy, and showing off brand new stitches. Buddy was not expecting Bea.

Bea’s fast talking and upside-down thinking leave Buddy feeling buzzy—and with his hair full of mayonnaise. How will he and Bea ever figure out how to get along in the same classroom community?

Author/Illustrator

Jan Carr

Author

Jan Carr is the author of more than fifty books, including picture books and books in popular series. She has worked as a Head Start teacher, a book editor, and a magazine editor at Sesame Workshop. She lives in New York City, where she bikes, goes to theater and ballet, and carts her compost to the farmers market.

Kris Mukai

Illustrator

Kris Mukai is a cartoonist and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She has drawn illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her self-published comic Commuter won the Medal of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators. She currently works as a writer at Cartoon Network and has written on Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, We Bare Bears, and the WBB spin-off We Baby Bears. In her spare time she monitors hawk nests in her neighborhood.

Reviews

Mukai’s boisterous cartoon illustrations are full of action and complement the energetic text. A funny and likable unlikely buddy comedy for independent readers.—Booklist

Nicely pitched to the audience, this chapter book is full of the singular, buzzy energy and earnestness of second graders along with appealingly broad but not chaotic humor. . . . Cheerfully fun and lighthearted, with a relatable protagonist.—Kirkus Reviews

Resources

Resources: Activity Kit

Buddy and Bea Activity Kit

More Details

BISAC 1: JUV045000 Juvenile Fiction – Readers – Chapter Books
BISAC 2: JUV039060 Juvenile Fiction – Social Themes – Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV035000 Juvenile Fiction – School & Education

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