Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World (Paperback)

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Sydney the Skunk is conent to stay in holed up in their burrow, but his best friend, Taylor the Hedgehog, has other, more adventurous plans. This is an absolutely charming tale of how best friends can inspire us to do big, exciting things and are there to comfort us when our big plans don't turn out as expected. Hocking's spirited illustrations add to the delight of this story, and have me seriously considering a jaunty scarf trend in the Fall.

— From Michelle's Picks

Description


Best-selling author Jacqueline Davies tells the story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it. Charming illustrations and a laugh-out-loud story make this chapter book perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series.

Sydney is a skunk and Taylor is a hedgehog, but no matter how odd the pairing may seem, their friendship comes naturally. They live happily in their cozy burrow . . . until the day Taylor gets his Big Idea to go see the Whole Wide World. From mountains taller than a hundred hedgehogs, valleys wider than a thousand skunks, to the dangers that lie in the human world, Sydney and Taylor wanted to see it all. With a map and a dream, they bravely set off, soon discovering that the world is much bigger than they realized.

About the Author


Jacqueline Davies is the bestselling author of the Lemonade War series, which has inspired young readers across the world to raise money for charitable causes. She is also the award-winning author of the Sydney and Taylor series, illustrated by Deborah Hocking, and Bubbles . . . UP!, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, which was selected as an ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice and was distinguished as a book of outstanding merit on Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year list. Visit her online at www.jacquelinedavies.net.



Deborah Hocking has illustrated many children’s books including Build, Beaver, Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam, The Great Henry Hopendower, and Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert. When she’s not drawing, you can find her taking her sweet spotted pup for a hike, renovating her 100-year-old cottage, or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
 
www.deborahhockingillustration.com
Instagram: @deborahhockingstudio
 

Praise For…


★ “With a nod to The Wind in the Willows… Davies sends an odd-couple pair of animal burrow mates out to explore the “whole wide world.”—Booklist, STARRED review   "An enduring friendship wins the day in this chapter-book adventure."—Kirkus



Product Details
ISBN: 9780358531661
ISBN-10: 0358531667
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Sydney and Taylor