Day after day for a week we read about the odd and unbelievable things that happen to Archie and his new friend Cyd. While odd things have always happened to Archie, having Cyd there as a witness helps him cope and gets him out of trouble. From being accused of robbing a jewelry store to being mistaken as a kidnapped kid, each occurrence is more bizarre than the previous one. The twist at the end is brilliant! Archie's mother can never understand just why he doesn't complete any task or errand and exclaims time again "I don't believe it, Archie!"
This is a very funny story that will appeal to boys and girls. The chapters are not too long and there are lovely illustrations that help explain the action. There are many British words that may need to be explained to some readers for example trainers are sneakers and pounds are dollars. Recommended for second grade (advanced readers)through sixth grade(reluctant readers). I read this as an advanced readers copy courtesy of Random House Children's Books via Netgalley.