Children’s Book Week Review – Archie and the Bear
text by Zanni Louise
illustrated by David Mackintosh
Archie and the Bear is one of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia notable titles, in the Picture Book of the Year category.
Archie and the Bear
Archie has something to say, but no one is listening. So Archie leaves home … and discovers someone else with something to say. And because they both know how that feels, they both listen.
This is a weird and wonderful story about being who you are (even when you’re not).
“The bear showed Archie how to skim stones across the water.
Archie was very good at skimming stones.”
“Archie showed the bear how to catch fish with his claw.
The bear was very good at catching fish.”
A simple but important message, subtly crafted with a pinch of humour, well told and illustrated. What more could you ask for?
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