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The Curious Ar-chew

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About the Story

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!

Written by Sarah Grundy and illustrated by creative duo Ali Teo and John O'Reilly, The Curious Ar-chew is a delightfully funny tale of curiosity and adventure that will keep viewers guessing until the surprise ending.

Read by Jay Laga'aia, this story is sure to become an instant favourite. 

*captions available. 

*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge P - 2 list.

Story Details



Adventure, Animal Stories, Imagination, New Zealand, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs)



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