Review: Archie & Reddie: Look What We Can Do!

Archie and Reddie are back, and this time there entering a talent competition. 

If they win, they’ll get a cool giant wagon for pulling books, so they really, really want to win. 
But are their talents enough? Maybe they should add more to their act to make it the most amazing entry ever!

This is the third book in this fabulous new kids series by Candy James (who is a very cool and mysterious kind of creator who you can find out more about at the back of each book!). 

The books are written in comic book/graphic novel style, so it’s all fun dialogue accompanied by bright and funky illustrations across every page.

These are brilliant books for junior readers, particularly kids just starting to read independently. The text is simple, short and easy to follow and the books are just all so much fun — super engaging for kids (and adults, too I might add!).

Archie and Reddie are really cool and colourful characters, with loads of personality. They are the kind of characters you want to latch on to. Ones that jump from the page and feel real. It’s so easy to feel that you know these two fun foxes personally and you are actually part of their lives. Not an easy thing to achieve in such a short word count, but Candy James does it with masterful skill.

The other great thing about these books is that they are episodic, and can all be read out of order, so it truly doesn’t matter which book you pick up first. This makes the series really accessible for young readers and also reluctant readers that might like to read a whole series, but don’t want to be committed to it.

I highly recommended this book, and book 1 and 2 in the Archie and Reddie series, for junior fiction fans who like a fun, funny and easy read.

Title: Archie & Reddie: Look What We Can Do!
Author/illustrator: Candy James
Publisher: HarperCollins, $16.99
Publication Date: 26 February 2022
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781460760826
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Books, Junior Fiction

February 25, 2022 at 11:31PM Shaye Wardrop