Bud, Not Buddy audiobook was the first book to earn both the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature and the Coretta Scott King Award for outstanding African-American authors. It was also awarded the William Allen White Children’s Book Award for grades 6-8.
How Bud, Not Buddy audiobook mixes sadness and fun
Bud, Not Buddy audiobook‘s plot is about Bud who is put with a new foster family, the Amoses, at the start of the novel. Bud soon meets Todd Amos, their 12-year-old son, who relentlessly taunts him and refers to him as Buddy. Bud is forced to spend the night in the garden shed after a quarrel with Todd, where he misidentifies a hornet nest as a vampire bat. He rakes the nest, causing the hornets to swarm and stinging himself. During his adrenaline rush, he smashes through the shed glass.
Bud takes revenge on Todd after fleeing by making him wet his bed by dumping warm water on him, as the Amoses can’t bear bedwetting. He also hides Amoses’ shotgun and departs. He then spends the night sleeping under a Christmas tree. The next day, he wakes up to discover that he had missed the mission’s breakfast line, but is saved by a couple who pretended he was their son. His friend Bugs wakes him up the next morning so they can go to the West. […]
Of course, in Bud, Not Buddy audiobook, there is tragedy (realism), (one moment brought tears to your eyes), but the most of it is just enjoyable, and even amusing. There’s one particularly revolting depiction of soda-backwash, which many lads seem to enjoy. And, while the narrative is full with heart, there is no moralizing. You can also learn that two of the elder characters were based on the author’s grandfathers, one of whom pitched in the lower leagues of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Even at the age of ten, Bud’s face has lost the ability to communicate emotion, but Bud, Not Buddy audiobook is not a sad story. It is, in fact, rather amusing at times. A bud is a flower-in-waiting. A blooming flower. Waiting for the appropriate amount of warmth and care to open up. It’s a tiny fist of love ready to be seen by the world.
Curtis’ voice was fantastic. You may laugh out loud at every scene in which Bud depicted librarians and thoroughly appreciated all of his pranks. Bud, Not Buddy audiobook is enjoyable to listen to. Terrific characters and a great job at evoking the historical period. Bud is creative, clever, resourceful, well-mannered, interested, and optimistic. Nothing will deter him from finding the guy he believes to be his father. He suffers from hunger and terror, but he also meets kind-hearted men and women who assist him though he isn’t always truthful about his aim, and he outright lies about his circumstances more than once.
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