I Don’t Believe it Archie!


Like its inconspicuous title, ‘I Don’t Believe it Archie!‘, Archie appears an ‘ordinary’ boy. He goes to school, lives in a neighbourhood that seems a little like mine, and has a long suffering mother (rather like mine!). She cannot believe the frequency with which her young son returns from simple chores or outings in a state of chaos. Neither can the reader, but the difference is, we know¬†the reason! Cyd, Archie’s sidekick, whom we meet in the second chapter, is also witness to Archie’s adventures, and learns to ‘believe’ them, as confounding, coincidental and confused as they might seem.

‘I Don’t Believe it Archie!’ is an ideal book for newly independent readers, those rather more reluctant to read, and those who are ready to become ‘hooked on reading.’


I Don’t Believe it Archie

Andrew Norriss

(Random House)

I Don’t Believe it Archie!‘ is his mother’s refrain at the end of an incident-laden chapter. We can hardly believe it either, expect, like new friend Cyd, we’ve seen exactly what’s befallen our hero! Unbelievable, coincidental and absolutely wonderful! ‘I Don’t Believe it Archie!‘ thoroughly deserves its status as one of Bookwagon’s most popular titles with our readers.


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