Bud, not Buddy had both my 11-year-old son and me laughing out loud. Bud's overactive imagination gets him into some wild antics, not to mention some dangerous experiences. His fears, vampires and monsters that are able to do illogical feats, resonated with those of my son, and made him laugh at their absurdity. The story also offered a great launching point for discussions on the impact of the Great Depression, as well as racism and segregation in the USA. The author/reader has a great voice that brings each of the characters to life.
My 12-year old son has now listened to this book some 6 times. He loves Sherman Alexie's voice so much that we regulary check to see if the he has recorded any of this other books. CBC has a great podcast interviewing the author which is a great complement to the book.
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