Night Buddies: Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine by Sands Hetherington

nightbuddies2Night Buddies: Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine

By Sands Hetherington

320 pages – ages 8+

Published by Dune Buggy Press on January 11, 2013

My favorite red crocodile Crosley is back in a new adventure! John is having trouble sleeping again. Crosley comes and takes John on another “program” (or adventure). Crosley is part of a secret agency that helps kids who can’t fall asleep at night. Crosley is a Night Buddie. John and Crosley start out on the adventure, but there is a problem. Crosley starts getting blamed for all kinds of things he isn’t doing. Crimes are being committed and Crosley is getting blamed! Soon John and Crosley find out some red crocodile IMPOSTERS are responsible for all the wrong-doing! The friends need to stop the imposters, get John a good night’s sleep and keep Crosley out of jail!

This is a great sequel to the first book in this series (Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare, see my review HERE). I love the idea of the Night Buddies, a secret agent program to help kids get tired and go to sleep. The book had lots of humor in it and it is appropriate for kids of all ages. Even though the story has crimes being committed, they are things like stealing mothballs, creating messes, and other silly stuff. John and Crosley are great characters and they are fun to read about. Crosley’s brother, Crenwinkle, is actually met in this book and he is another great character. I especially like him because he is an inventor. Some parents may not like the purposely misspelled words and made up words (Crosley speaks very unusually), but I liked it and thought it really made Crosley have a cool personality. I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

Five out of five bookworms for this fun adventure! fivebooks

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Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+

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24 replies

  1. I really enjoyed your review of the 1st book, and this one sounds great too. I’m going to have to read them both. Thanks for the great review!

    Paul R. Hewlett

  2. Night Buddies – hmmm. My Mom Person needs one of those. I try to be, but I fall asleep. I’ll have to find this book for her! Thanks Erik!

  3. This sounds like fun — and I like that there’s a mystery involved. Thanks, Erik!

  4. I remember that first review. This does sound like a really fun series!

  5. What a fun series to read! Very clever story with a sense of mystery and suspense!

  6. Just the exuberance in your review makes me want to read this!

  7. This sounds like a fun book. I had a stuffed crocodile once. I don’t know what happened to him. He may have lost his stuffing and I might have eaten his tail. Crosley sounds like a fun croc. I don’t think I would eat his tail at all.

    Love and licks,

  8. Personally, I love the idea of children creating messes and stealing mothballs. And I love the idea of strategies to help children to sleep, especially when it is made into an adventure.

  9. Hi Erik, this sounds like an out-and-out fun book – I mean you can’t go wrong with a crime like stealing mothballs, right? Haha. I like the concept of getting kids to sleep – always such a struggle especially among young parents. Thanks for sharing this. Interesting that it’s actually part of a series. 🙂

  10. This series does sound fun! I remember your review of the first one and I am glad to hear the second is just as great. 🙂 Awesome review!

  11. Great review. I’ve just added it to the Night Buddies Virtual Tour page at

    Keep up the great work and reading!


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