Friday, November 13, 2009

Book of the Week: Archie & The Pirates

Marc Rosenthal
— who I became a fan of when I discovered Phooey! — sent my kids his latest book, Archie and the Pirates, a few weeks ago.

It is adorable. Resourceful Archie finds himself stranded on an island but doesn't despair. He cleverly uses what he finds to make a trim little house, all the while making friends with the locals — even an intimidating tiger. All is well. Until the Pirates arrive...

Along with the book, Marc sent an Island-Survival-Kit — a small bag filled with bandaids, a snack and Archie's favorite recipes. I'm such a fan of smart, creative marketing solutions. I thought the Survival Guide was brilliant.


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Blogger pieface said...

I LOVE a monkey/pirate book. I'll have to look this one up for sure. Perfect for my own little monkeys.

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 4:49:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids) said...

Love this! The marketing campaign is brilliant for I'm going to go and buy this now for my three year old nephew.
Thanks for sharing!

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 5:05:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this! I am really hoping people get to see this book. Everywhere I've done readings even I've been surprised at the rapt attention the kids pay to the story.

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 5:26:00 PM EST  
Blogger a pina colada said...

That looks like such an entertaining, fun, and smart read! My own little monkeys would love it! Thanks for sharing! For sure great marketing too! What a smart banana! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 11:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger LLH said...

I want the book AND the Island Survival kit! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10:55:00 AM EST  
Blogger Hannah said...

What a great book, my son loves monkey's!, Thanks for sharing!

Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 12:34:00 PM EST  
Anonymous susiej said...

We have this book too. My little boys just love it. And it is such a wonderful tale.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 8:32:00 PM EST  

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