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

28 Jan

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

You can ”Like” the Night Buddies Facebook Page at HERE or learn more about “Night Buddies” and Sands Hetherington at the Night Buddies website HERE.

24 Responses to “Night Buddies: Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine by Sands Hetherington”

  1. lionelsnod January 28, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    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. readingwithrhythm January 28, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    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. Beth Stilborn January 28, 2013 at 9:59 am #

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


  4. Michelle Isenhoff January 28, 2013 at 10:35 am #

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


  5. Patricia Tilton January 28, 2013 at 11:17 am #

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


  6. julie rowan zoch January 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

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


  7. Genevieve Petrillo January 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    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,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

      I think you and Mom would like this book! What was your crocodile’s name (may he R.I.Pieces or Ripped In Pieces 😉 )


  8. ontheplumtree January 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    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. Myra GB January 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    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. 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

      It’s a great series – as long as you are fine with red crocodiles coming out of your closet or from under your bed! 😉


  10. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog January 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    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. VS Grenier January 31, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    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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