Book Title: The New Adventures of A.R. Achnid (Revised Edition)
Author: Sandi Smith
Illustrator: Kathy Lee
Category: Children's Fiction, 126 pages
Genre: Children's Chapter Book, Animals, Bugs & Spiders
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: January 3, 2017
Tour dates: June 18 to July 13, 2018
Content Rating: G
Harold! There goes that spider! See, he is running on the floor! That spider has to go. He cannot live here anymore!!! Oh, no! Beth looks very, very angry. What has A.R. Achnid done now? Well, before A.R. got into big trouble with Beth, he had a lot of wonderful adventures.
There are ten different adventures in this book. There is the time he went to the circus and rode on a balloon, and then had some shoo fly pie. Another day, A.R. and Rex (a Great Dane, who is A.R.’s best friend) decided to walk all the way into town, and they had such a wonderful time. Then, A.R. and his family went to New York City for the biggest craft fair ever (which was for spiders only), plus many, many other adventures.
Unfortunately, in the tenth story, A.R.’s current living situation is going to need an adjustment. Something changes in the lives of Harold and Beth (the humans) that will make things very difficult for A.R. Come along with A.R. for some fun, and find out what small bundle will cause problems for A.R. and his family.
As A.R. says, “Spiders rule!”
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Meet the Author:
Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series.
Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH.
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If you could go back in time, where would you go? Oh, I would love to go back to the 50’s. I loved the music and the clothes they wore. It seemed to be such a simple time. Also, I would have loved to see Elvis Presley in concert.
Favorite travel spot? My husband and I do not travel very much. I am afraid to fly. We live in New Hampshire, and we love it there. It is such a beautiful state, with so many places to visit. The mountains are gorgeous in the fall when the leaves change, and we have the ocean for the summer. The first snowfall is my favorite time of year. Also, we have the best lobster! We do enjoy visiting all of the beautiful states in New England, when we get a chance.
Favorite dessert? Strawberry shortcake…hands down! But it has to be made with a homemade biscuit, hot out of the oven, buttered, and then fresh strawberries that have been sitting with a little sugar sprinkled over them, and topped with whipped sweetened heavy cream. Nothing like it.
If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time? I have grown children now, so that is not a problem for me, but I do have a husband who has retired, and likes to come in and chit chat, which can be a small (but welcome) interruption.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, which 3 books would you want with you? The first book I would want with me would be the Bible. I think if I were stuck on a deserted island, I would need all of the strength I could get. Then I would have a Fanny Flagg book and a Maeve Binchy book.
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