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We have been huge fans of The Fallacy Detective for years so when we were given the opportunity to review Archer and Zowie by Hans Bluedorn we jumped on it!
Our new paperback is 233 pages and has 18 chapters.
This book is great for children to read independently or as a read aloud for younger children. It is geared for middle schoolers. E was the first one in our family to read through this book by herself and she found it to be easy to read and really exciting (she is a very strong reader). She found it relatable that Zowie is often hungry and gets grumpy if she doesn't eat. Below you can read her own words.
E (age 9) - This book is great! It's about a boy and a girl who use their imagination and a microwave to blast off into space. And they find penguin aliens, go through the forest of yellow snow and they meet the Hans, a big and black monster with yellow eyes. The microwave comes to life and is evil. He tries to destroy them and the penguin aliens obey him. I won't give it away but this book is fun.
Our book has tons of black and white illustrations sprinkled throughout the story that are fun and have a whimsical feel to them.
I am currently reading this book aloud to the younger boys and D is reading it independently and we are all really enjoying it. This book is silly and I love that it helps ignite that love of reading in younger kids. I appreciate that Archer and Zowie are best friends, yet very different. If you are looking for a fun, family-friendly, science fiction adventure, we highly recommend Archer and Zowie!
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