Dede Stockton has written a series of children’s book about a little girl and her friend the sea monster, who quickly became friends and explore the sea. Sammi Jo becomes friends with a large community of sea creatures! Dede and Sammi Jo realized that the adventure series may be too much for younger children, so decided it was time for a picture book!
Stranded in an unfamiliar place and in a body he is equally unfamiliar with, Buddy is forced to roam the land in search for a way home. During his search, he encounters a myriad of characters. He eventually befriends a fox and a mischievous raccoon. They quickly become his closest friends and allies. Together they discover the people and secrets of Mangonel.
This is a fantasy adventure of a boy who learns many valuable lessons during his adventures. The entire experience proves to be more than a homeward journey, but also a pathway to growing older and wiser.
Little life lessons are strewn throughout the stories. The design of this book is multifaceted. It is meant to stimulate the mind, enhance the vocabulary of younger readers, and provide an intermediate step into more advanced novels.