Archie is jealous because his big brother Oliver has returned from a party with a party bag full of goodies, including a wonderful silver windmill. When Mum suggests that Archie gather his own bag of treasures, he sets about collecting enthusiastically; first a shiny conker, then a red leaf, some juicy blackberries, some teasels and, best of all, a beautiful glass marble. But then a magpie spies the glittering marble and steals Archie’s bag. Who will help Archie! Who’d have thought it’s his brother who comes up trumps. This lovely story about sharing and caring is perfect for jealous siblings, and is a fine addition to the Storytime series.
Lucy Barnard grew up in an artistic family and knew from an early age that she wanted to work in illustration. After graduating from the University of Plymouth with an illustration degree, Lucy worked in publishing for a time, before becoming a full-time illustrator and realising her ambition of working on children’s books. She is the illustrator of Frog's Summer Journey and Rabbit's Spring Gift and the author and illustrator of several books in QED's Storytime series, including Archie's Bag of Treasures, I'm Bigger Than You, Be Careful, Barney! and Squirrel's Big Day.