Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Archie and the Pirates by Marc Rosenthal

After being separated from his ship, Archie finds himself on a strange jungle island. He sets out to make the best of the situation, quickly creating a home and finding some new friends. But then the island is under attack by pirates! Can Archie and his friends find a way to protect the island?

I love books about monkeys, so I was not surprised when I really enjoyed this book. Archie is clever, industrious, and resourceful. (There are a lot of great tips in here for people who ever find themselves shipwrecked on a strange beach). I could easily see this becoming a series. It's a great title for fans of monkeys, pirates, or fun children's books.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Curious George by H.A. and Margaret Rey
Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
Gumption! by Elise Broach
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

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