Arnold and Louis

Gold Rush

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 05/23/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Harvey Storm is an emerging children’s book author, artist, adventurer, and entrepreneur who splits his time between two homes: Portugal and Israel. Deeply influenced by the works of world-acclaimed author Herluf Bidstrup, his books feature exciting adventures of animals both friendly and timid.

Growing up, Harvey felt compelled to become a writer and artist from an early age. When other children his age played with toy cars, dolls, or soccer balls, he would spend hours in his room doodling and jotting down random ideas that would pop into his mind. Since he was in grade school, he knew writing would someday become his vocation.

Outside of crafting children’s stories, Harvey is an avid businessman who has launched many successful companies. During his spare time, he enjoys jamming on his electric Gibson guitar, mountain climbing, spearfishing, camping, and drawing. As a passionate explorer, he has traveled to ten different countries to date, imparting him with the unique inspiration he needs to create interesting plots, engaging storylines, and relatable characters. Above all, he loves spending quality time with his best buddy in dog form, Marco. More often than not, Marco serves as Harvey’s muse for a lot of the characters in his books.

To find out more about Harvey Storm both personally and creatively, feel free to visit his official website.

    Book Review

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.


Both the story and the illustrations are magnificent.