The Curious Ar-chew

Author(s): Sarah Grundy

NZ Picture Books

"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.

- Ruth


Product Information

Winner of the 2016 Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a new picture book.

General Fields

  • : 9781775434375
  • : Scholastic New Zealand Limited
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : July 2017
  • : 265mm X 215mm X 3mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Grundy
  • : Paperback
  • : Ali Teo & John O'Reilly
  • : 32