“I’m going to read this book every night before I go to sleep.”– Joe Ely
This 32-page full-color 8″ x 8″ hardcover picture book is inspired by the music of Joe Ely. It is the story of little Buddy Brown who does not get enough sleep because of his cat and the crazy day he has that’s full of surprises. It is not a coloring book.
With its rhyme and repetition and fun and memorable characters, like Cool Rockin’ Loretta, Roadhawg, Crazy Lemon and Billy the Kid, this zany story is a fun reminder of the importance of a good night’s sleep.
Written by Wendy Parnell and illustrated by Guy Hundere.
For more info on Joe Ely, visit www.JoeEly.com
“Joe Ely lyrics flavor kids’ book…Sure, there’s a message about kids getting enough sleep to function as mini-adults during their increasingly busy days, but mostly, the book’s a lotta fun, fulla surprises for kids and their parents.”
– Houston Chronicle
“A lotta fun: Austin author transforms Joe Ely tune into kids book…The book is hilarious.”
– San Antonio Express-News
“This is an absolutely delightful story told in rhyme about a young boy, Buddy Brown, who didn’t get enough sleep last night…The illustrations by Guy Hundere have the perfect blend of subtle humor and compassion that invite the reader to laugh at and feel compassion for this little guy. This is a book kids will ask you to read again and again.”
– The Williamson County Sun
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…REALLY LOVE IT! Story is fabulous and the pictures are perfect! I know, without a doubt, that my grandchildren (and their parents) will adore the book, as well!”
– Carol Anne Gallagher
“This book is my students’ favorite! We love Buddy! ”
– Rachel Barton, second grade teacher
“Read it again! Again! Again!”
– Alex, age 4
“Parnell and Hundere deliver an enjoyable tale that parents will enjoy reading to their little ones. (Joe) Ely collectors will want their own copies, but be assured parents and grandparents will receive a lot of requests from little ones to read it again and again.
– Lubbock Avalance-Journal
“We got the book today and read it tonight. The kids thought it was hysterical!”
– A.J. Jacobs, New York Times best selling author
“Musta gotta have it !”
– Judy Evans
“This is one of my favorite books. ”
– Butch Hancock
“This book is so adorable and very clever!! A must have for anyone young, old or in between! ”
– Cheryl Haber
“I’m going to read this book every night before I go to sleep.”
– Joe Ely