Author(s): Sarah Grundy
"This is the tale, I swear it is true,
of a very strange creature called the Ar-chew.
The tale begins at the foot of a tree
with a hollow so narrow it was tricky to see..."
Three forest friends find a mysterious, mixed-up creature in a hushed, hollowed hideaway. What a fright they get when they try to come to the rescue!
The winner of the 2016 Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a new picture book, Grundy combines rhyming text with a surprise ending in her tale of friendship, and curiosity winning over fear. The suspense is matched by Teo and O’Reilly’s (Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!) lively, shadowy illustrations. For ages 3 to 7.
Winner of the 2016 Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a new picture book.