Monday, January 18, 2010

Archie and the Pirates

Title: Archie and the Pirates

Author (and Illustrator): Marc Rosenthal

Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books

Copyright Date: 2009

Print Date: September 2009

ISBN: 9780061441646

Pages: Approx. 30

Book Description (from dust jacket):

Ahoy, landlubbers, prepare yourselves for a rip-roaring adventure...

with a shipwrecked monkey,

a sweet-singing ibis,

a ferocious tiger,

and a band of rough, smelly, no-good pirates!

Coconuts fly, danger lurks, and only one clever monkey can save the day:


This is a library book I checked out...

A cute and fun story. It reminded me a bit of a "book" I "wrote" in 2nd grade — only way better of course. =) The pictures are fun and interact well with the story. The vocab (agile, inquisitive, jolted, taunt, etc.) fits the clever monkey's story perfectly. Oh, and the dedication to the author's mother was also cute.

I don't have access to any 4-8 year olds (the recommended ages on the dust jacket), but to give some idea of its attention-holding capabilities... My always-on-the-move-only-sits-still-for-Caillou two-year-old nephew actually sat relatively calmly to listen for the first half of the book. And it was bed time, so that's doubly impressive.

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