Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest: An Arthur Chapter Book

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.

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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.

When Arthur hears his sister singing a catchy tune, he wonders if he could call that jingle his own and enter it in the Crunch Cereal Contest.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316115537
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Arthur Chapter Books Series, #4
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 293,639
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Brown

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.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Marc Tolan Brown
    2. Hometown:
      Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 25, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Erie, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2008

    Fantastic book

    This book is about how Arthur and his friends have a crunch contest. Arthur and his friend were getting ready for the contest and three days later Arthur, Buster, Francine and Muffy all was ready for the crunch contest, D.W. wanted to get in the contest but Arthur, Muffy, francine and buster said you are too little, D.W. said I am almost old as you guys, they still did not let her in. The contest was that they had to eat 2 bowls of cereal as fast as they can with out throwing it up, the winner would be able to get a prize. I like this book because Arthur and his friends are having a contest. I think it is a very good competition The part that was the funniest was when Arthur said Whrammmpaarroooo. That made me laugh a lot when Arthur said that. Arthur's friends Muffy, Francine and Buster all started to laugh. It went on and on and on. It was very funny to Buster, Muffy, Francine and Arthur, It was funny to me too.

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