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Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World

By: Jacqueline Davies

Illustrator: Deborah Hocking

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 full-color 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…

Full-color illustrations were done in gouache and colored pencil, with digital editing.

ISBN: 9780358106319

JLG Release: Mar 2021

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Voyages and travels , Hedgehogs , Skunks , Best friends , Friendship

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Easy Reading

Grades 1-3

12 titles/year


Book Details



First Release

March 2021



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 3/5" x 6 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 3.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts





Print Book


Hardcover edition


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas



Voyages and travels, Hedgehogs, Skunks, Best friends, Friendship,

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Titles in Series: Sydney and Taylor

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