We Will Find Your Hat!: A Conundrum! (Archie & Reddie #2)

by Candy James (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Archie & Reddie

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 second book, Reddie is all set to go to a party, but Archie can't leave without his favorite hat--so they must search through his silliest belongings to find it!

When Reddie comes over to Archie's house excited to go to the big Hat Day party, she is surprised to learn that he can't make it. He has lost his favorite hat! Luckily, when it comes to finding things (and hats), two heads are always better than one! So Archie and Reddie set about trying to locate it. The only problem is Archie's home is a little messy. And Reddie has no idea what this hat looks like. And, oh, Archie also has dozens and dozens of them to sort through! Will they ever find Archie's favorite hat, or are they going to have to miss the party? It's quite the conundrum, but you can read to find out what happens!

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2—This new title for early readers from husband and wife team Candy James (Candy and James Robertson) is as entertaining as their debut comic, which introduced the charming fox duo Archie and Reddie. In this latest, it's Hat Day, and Reddie is anxious to celebrate the festivities with her best pal; however, Archie has lost his favorite hat. No wonder—Archie's house is cluttered with toys, musical instruments, and, of course, pizza. Despite this delay in celebrating the "hattiest day of the year," Reddie is committed to helping her friend solve the puzzle, and the two set about rifling through piles of stuff. As more and more hatlike objects appear, they realize it might take a bit longer than expected to uncover the missing accessory. Full of humor and charm, the repetitive sequencing hones prediction skills and also builds reader involvement. The digital artwork expands the mis-en-scène, adding to the plot while also encouraging the development of readers' visual cues and literacy. VERDICT This latest addition to the series is a definite purchase for beginning reader collections, especially ones that focus on comic and graphic novel formats.—Claire Moore, Manhattan Beach Lib., CA

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Praise for the Archie & Reddie series:

"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
Candy James
Candy James is a husband-and-wife creative duo originally from Hong Kong and New Zealand, but now living on a thickly forested hill in Ballarat, Australia. They are toy, graphic, and garden designers who love to make funny books for children. 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. Visit them at candyjames.com.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2021
Archie & Reddie

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