We just finished reading the eighth book earlier this week, and the ninth book this morning. I have visited both Hong Kong and Sydney, and now my kids want me to take them to both places. I must admit we are sorry the series is over. My kids really enjoyed the storylines, and they learned a lot about the places in the world that Archibald and Jockabeb visited. The beautiful illustrations also really helped to bring the characters and the stories alive. Kudos to the author and artist.