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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Night Buddies Go Sky High by Sands Hetherington Book Tour and Book Review

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Sands Hetherington’s NIGHT BUDDIES GO SKY HIGH virtual book tour March 16 – June 19!
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PUYB Inside the Book

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: Night Buddies Go Sky High
Author: Sands Hetherington
Publisher: Dune Buggy Press
Pages: 144
Genre: Children’s Book
Format: Paperback
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. 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. Join the Night Buddies as they embark on another Program, this time taking them all the way into the stratosphere in their racing blimp.

For More Information

  • Night Buddies Go Sky High is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
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PUYB Meet the Author

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Sands Hetherington
Sands Hetherington, creator of the Night Buddies series of chapter books, credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. They collaborated many nights on escapades starring John and Crosley, until eventually it occurred to Sands why it was that Crosley was bright red. That was when the first book came together.
Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years: all of the classic children’s stories from Aesop through the Grimms, Lewis Carroll, Frank Baum, Tolkien and Dahl, with a lot of Dickens and Hugo thrown in. When school was out they got in the car and toured Alaska, Canada and most of the contiguous states. John still gets around. So far he has lived in Germany, Scotland, Russia, England and Spain.
Dogs have always been a part of the author’s life, beginning with Whiskers, a cocker spaniel. When his wonderful boxer Hube died, he despaired of finding a boxer who could match him, and instead got a Saint Bernard. He ended up breeding Saints for a number of years and at this point has had twelve as house pets. Sands says dogs can do you a power of good, and if you lose one, go out and get another the next day and you will be surprised at how fast your grief goes away.
Sands is also a Civil War buff. He would like to spend a month of evenings with common soldiers from both sides to see how they felt about the business. And eccentric generals like Jackson, Sherman and Forrest, and most of all Lincoln. Because Lincoln never gets to smile in his pictures.
The author was born in New York City but was transplanted a year later to Greensboro, North Carolina, where his maternal grandmother lived. He never really left the area and has a lot of the South in him. His grandmother was a prominent educator and became a great friend and mentor.
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 now, and hangs out with his longtime friend Ann and their Saint Bernards Dudley and Maggie. He likes visiting ancient Mediterranean sites in Turkey and Italy, and most of all Greece.
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PUYB Tour Schedule A
Divider 9March 16
Book featured at Chosen By You Book Club
March 17
Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
March 20
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
March 23
Book featured at Rainy Day Reviews
March 25
Book featured at Lover of Literature
March 26
Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
March 27
Book featured at Inkslinger’s Opus
March 30
Guest blogging at Writers and Authors
April 6
Book reviewed at The Gal in the Blue Mask
April 7
Guest blogging at Voodoo Princess
April 8
Book featured at Review From Here
April 9
Guest blogging at The Book Czar
April 10
Book reviewed at Sara’s Organized Chaos
April 14
Book featured at The Zen Reader
April 15
Book reviewed at Manners and Mayhem
April 16
Guest blogging at All Inclusive Retort
April 20
Book reviewed at 3 Partners in Shopping
April 21
April 22
Book reviewed at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
April 23
Book featured at Susan Heim on Parenting
April 24
Book reviewed at Reviews by Crystal
April 27
Book featured at Literal Exposure
May 4
May 5
Book featured at Book Marketing Buzz
May 6
Book reviewed at Confessions of a Reader
May 7
Book featured at The Book Refuge
May 8
Interviewed at Examiner
May 12
Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life
May 14
Book featured at A Taste of My Mind
May 18
Book featured at Literarily Speaking
May 19
Book featured at The Literary Nook
May 21
Guest blogging at Breaking the Spine
May 22
Book featured at PUYB Virtual Book Club
May 27
Guest blogging at Fiction to Fruition
June 1
June 2
Guest blogging at Blogher
June 3
June 4
Book reviewed at My Book Addiction and More
June 5
Book featured at She Writes
June 8
Interviewed at Niume
June 10
Book reviewed at Genuine Jenn
June 11
Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
June 12
Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
June 15
Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom
June 17
Book featured at The Revolving Bookshelf

My review;

This is one of the cutest books I have seen in a long time. Once you read this to children or they read it themselves they will want to read it more than once. I loved the storyline and the characters are adorable. I cannot wait to read more of these books. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for the purpose of a  review and all opinions a re my own.

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