Elephant & Piggie meets Narwhal and Jelly in this hilarious new early-reader graphic novel series about Archie & Reddie, two fox friends who have wild fun! In this first book, Archie finds a cheesy treat in the forest and tries to keep it a secret—until Reddie comes along, ready to solve an irresistible mystery!
When Archie stumbles upon a gift-wrapped pizza in the forest, he wonders who would possibly leave a perfectly good treat just lying around? So he does the only sensible thing and buries it so he can dig it up later for dinner! But with tummy rumbling, Archie discovers Reddie is trying to solve a mystery. It seems she's found a pile of dirt and wants to get to the bottom of it! Will Archie attempt to derail her investigation? You bet! But will he also ultimately fess up and share the cheesy goodness with Reddie? And who left that present in the forest anyway? It's all a mystery, and you'll have to read to find out what happens!
September 14, 2021
Preschool - 3
Candy James is a husband-and-wife creative duo originally from Hong Kong and New Zealand. They met in high school art class and now live on a hill in the forest just outside Australia's premier gold-rush city, Ballarat. Their award-winning toy designs have been stocked everywhere from one-star-rated eBay sellers to fancy museums like the MoMA. Their work has been featured alongside Hello Kitty, Hot Wheels, and even on wedding and birthday cakes. They are product designers, branding specialists, and graphic designers with a love of manga, animation, and mid-century design. When they are not making funny books for children, they can usually be found hiking, gardening, cooking, or teaching their doggy a new trick. Visit them at candyjames.com.
“This outing introduces two friends with enjoyable chemistry populating well-paced panels that propel the physical comedy. Make room for this cute pair on the graphic early reader shelf.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Tightly framed drawings offer plenty of perky graphic pop, and the characters have an eager-eyed expressiveness, snappy dialogue, and bouncy physicality that will pull new readers along.” —Publisher's Weekly