Book of the Week: Archie & The Pirates

November 13, 2009

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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1 pieface November 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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


2 Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids) November 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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!


3 Marc November 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm

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.


4 a pina colada November 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

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! :)


5 LLH November 14, 2009 at 10:55 am

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


6 Hannah November 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

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


7 susiej November 15, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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


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