Friday, January 13, 2012
I Don't Believe It, Archie! Andrew Norriss
Archie is a typical boy in all ways but one: He is always in the vicinity of some odd, weird accident. Even if he's just on his way to post a letter.
David Fickling Books allowed me to read this in ebook form for review (thank you). Hannah Shaw illustrated it. It will be published in March, so add it to your TBR list now and grab it then.
Mr. Norriss is real inventive about the "accidents" that Archie witnesses. When Archie explains to people how things ended up the way they did, they just look at him like he's crazy. But when he finally gets their attention, it all turns out like he said.
His curiosity and ability to attract strange events gains him a playmate, who wants to see what new adventures he will have.
This would be a good book to read a chapter aloud and ask your children to offer new ideas for adventures or discuss how the story might have ended differently.
My favorite part is Archie's mother saying "I don't believe it, Archie!" each time he comes with his errand undone. Most people don't believe him, Mom.
Why not get a copy of this book and see if you believe Archie?