Based on a true story.

Hiya, Candy James here!

We're a husband-and-wife creative duo who love to make FUNNY KIDS BOOKS!

Candy James voiced their daughter's stuffed animals, Archie and Reddie, to help their daughter gain fun from everything, even dinner!

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When our little girl was about 3 years old, we started making voices for her numerous stuffed animal toys (full article here).


The odd-ball voices and wacky sense of humor might have raised a few eyebrows at the park, but they sure helped our daughter gain incredible self-confidence, maturity, personal growth, and humor over the years.


Not only that, but they helped us grow stronger as a family, as parents, and more importantly, as creative individuals, each with a unique story to tell. Intense, huh?

Candy James family photo with Archie & R

Now that our daughter is a bit older, we want to share some of these heart-warming, side-splitting stories. That's why we've worked super-extra hard to make a hilarious transitional early-reader graphic novel series that's a little bit mystery, a little bit creative adventure, and a whole lot of SILLY FUN!


"Elephant & Piggie meets Narwhal and Jelly in this hilarious new early-reader graphic novel series."


"Convivial buddies whose silly hi-jinks and wacky personalities are sure to entertain."


"Fun-filled adventures and the strong family-and-friend relationship at the center of this series strike the perfect balance between humor and heart."



If you like funny books that make your tummy hurt from laughing so much, and your throat hurt from going "Aww!" all of the time, then you're going to LOVE Archie and Reddie. But don't take our word for it – check out these fab publisher-generated tag lines!