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Archibald Frisby (Reading Rainbow Books) Paperback – March 11, 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Imagining a science-obsessed boy's stay at Camp Woopeekooshun, Chesworth "teasingly teaches the reader that science is ... a part of everyday life," said PW. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-Archibald Frisby is a smart and well-read lad with a unique way of looking at the world. He views his cat in terms of its skeletal structure, he has dismantled every kitchen appliance in the name of science, and he'd rather read Spores Illustrated than participate in sports. His mother, horrified by his obsession with all things scientific, turns off his computer and boots him off to camp. While other kids sit around a fire, Archibald gazes at constellations and turns nature walks into opportunities to contemplate photosynthesis. His eccentricity endears him to the other campers, especially when his grasp of physics helps them to beat the counselors in a game of baseball. The story is clever, but slight. The full-color illustrations combine cartoonlike figures with gimmicky scientific charts and explanations. The concept seems a bit too esoteric for its picture-book format. Some readers might be amused by it, but for a more successful assimilation of science and entertainment, stick with Joanna Cole's "Magic School Bus" series (Scholastic).
Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I heartily endorse this book for anyone of any age who sees the world, to paraphrase the book, "in ways other people do not."