Archie the Daredevil Penguin (Hardcover)

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By Andy Rash, Andy Rash (Illustrator)
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"Archie is one amazing penguin! He’s tobagganed through Craggy Pass and tiptoed through the Leopard Seal Bunks. And now he is preparing for his greatest challenge yet, creating an invention to fly across to Iceberg Nine for a fish fry. As he comes up with one wild idea after another, the truth comes out that Archie can’t swim. While cartoon penguins call to mind such classics as Tennessee Tuxedo and Chilly Willy, and more contemporary icons like Mumble from Happy Feet, Archie is more like a kind-hearted Wile E. Coyote. Rash’s penguins have a charming style all their own and the dialogue is filled with droll asides that lightly addresses the fears of many kids. Fun for everyone, but if you know someone afraid of swimming, even better!"

— Daniel Goldin


Gadzooks! Archie the Daredevil Penguin is hiding a dark secret: he’s afraid of the water and the creatures who lurk in the briny deep! And it’s keeping him from attending the fish fry on Iceberg Nine.

But penguins aren’t supposed to be afraid of water, especially not daredevil penguins. He musn’t let his friends know! 

Can Archie find a way to soar above the clouds and stay out of the sea?  

Author-illustrator Andy Rash has created a hilarious, perfectly paced story about overcoming fear by diving in headfirst. Fans of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds will especially flip for the loveable Archie.

About the Author

Andy Rash ( was born on a mountain top in Tennessee, educated in the swamps of Georgia and the canyons of New York, and now lives with his family in Milwaukee. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, Andy has illustrated for The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalTimeEntertainment Weekly and The New Yorker.

Praise For…


"A read-aloud winner." —Publishers Weekly 

"Silly and charming." —Kirkus Reviews

"Kids will laugh at Archie’s flying flops and cheer when he conquers his fear. Pair with Peter Brown’s Flight of the Dodo." —Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451471239
ISBN-10: 0451471237
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 40
Language: English