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Best Buddies
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Capstone Editions

Best Buddies

by Lynn Plourde
Illustrated by Arthur Lin

Best Buddies introduces a boy-and-dog duo who are BEST FRIENDS and who do EVERYTHING together! So how will they manage being apart when the boy heads to school for the first time? Find out how a clever boy with Down syndrome and his loyal pet find the perfect way to feel close even when they can’t be together. A sweet, inspiring story that will ease concerns about the first day of school and other big changes for kids.

Reading LevelGrades PreK-K
Interest LevelGrades PreK-K
Lexile LevelAD500L
ATOS Level2.1
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #512571
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Page Dimensions8" x 10"
Page Count32
School/Library Price

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Publishers Weekly

"Tracing the pair’s relationship to its start—when the sandy-haired, light-skinned boy was brought home from the hospital—in simple prose, Plourde follows them through road trips, beach vacations, weddings, and more, establishing their bond: “Like cake and frosting, the best buddies/always stuck together.” Lin paints charming vignettes of family life, featuring cheery animation-style characters viewed through a nostalgic lens. This endearing portrait of human-canine closeness illustrates a creative solution for those instructed to leave animal buddies at home." - Publishers Weekly

June 24, 2021