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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Arnold and Louis: Gold Rush is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Harvey Storm. Arnold was a moose who lived in a house by the edge of a swamp, and who had big dreams. He dreamed of finding treasure and living a life of luxury in beautiful and warm lands. He searched for keys to finding that treasure through the internet, old books, and any ancient maps that he could find, but to no avail. Arnold shared his house with Louis, a goose who had escaped from a goose farm and lived on Arnold’s roof. Louis pretended to be a stork and had a nice business delivering babies, but business was slow. He thought maybe he and Arnold could find treasure as a team. Arnold loved the idea, and the two partners immediately got to work preparing for their adventure.
Who doesn’t dream of finding treasure? Harvey Storm’s heroes, Arnold and Louis, are no exception. Their adventure into the desert is fun and exciting, but don’t gloss over the preparations they complete before they leave Arnold’s house. Every page in this entertaining and whimsical book is worth settling down and taking a good look at. I loved watching as Louis gets the tools and provisions they would need, and laughed as Arnold hires a meerkat security team to keep them safe. Along with the adventure, Storm includes a puzzle for kids to help Louis and Arnold find the treasure, and kids will also encounter just a wee bit of arithmetic as they follow our heroes. Storm’s illustrations are a masterful combination of whimsy and elegance. I loved the classic cartoon feeling I got as I read along and enjoyed each panel. I’m looking forward to Arnold and Louis’ future adventures. Arnold and Louis: Gold Rush is most highly recommended.