Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest: An Arthur Chapter Book

Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest: An Arthur Chapter Book

by Marc Brown, Marc Tolon Brown, Stratton
     
 
Arthur wants to enter a jingle in the Crunch Cereal Contest, but he can't seem to come up with anything. Just when he's about to give up, he hears D.W. singing a catchy tune. But can he call that jingle his and enter it in the contest? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this hilarious adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur

Overview

Arthur wants to enter a jingle in the Crunch Cereal Contest, but he can't seem to come up with anything. Just when he's about to give up, he hears D.W. singing a catchy tune. But can he call that jingle his and enter it in the contest? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this hilarious adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Arthur has entered a contest to create a jingle extolling the virtues of Crunch Cereal. As the deadline looms closer and Arthur's creativity wanes, he takes a jingle that his sister D.W. invented and enters it into the contest. The moral dilemma Arthur faces is whether to credit D.W. for the jingle. Naturally, he dreams of gaining the glory for himself. The supporting characters and building suspense in the book make it a good choice for young readers who must learn to make the right choices in similar situations. This chapter book has ten chapters, with six pages in each and each chapter contains one full-page illustration.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-Arthur's picture-book fans who are ready for an increased reading challenge will embrace these books, and those who enjoy the PBS TV show will no doubt recognize the same quality in the book version. The young aardvark needs to come up with a winning jingle for The Crunch Cereal Contest, but his attempts fall short until he is inspired by a little ditty he overhears D. W. hum. He sends in his entry, only to struggle with feelings of not being altogether honest. In the end, he proves he is a winner in both ability and integrity. In Arthur Makes the Team, Arthur has difficulty learning all of the nuances of baseball. His main problem is the ball-it simply will not cooperate with his mitt. Francine's constant criticism is a big obstacle, too, but they manage to overcome their conflict by realizing that team members need to help one another on and off the field. The story lines are simple and the plots move along at a smooth, entertaining pace. The subtle humor is right on target for the intended audience. The characters are fully developed and interact well together. The black-and-white illustrations provide a nice break for readers moving into chapter books.-Pam Hopper Webb, Sandpoint Community Christian School, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316115537
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Arthur Chapter Books Series, #4
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
245,877
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also created a second book series featuring D.W., Arthur's little sister, as well as numerous other books for children. Marc Brown lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Education:
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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