Arthur and the Lost Diary: An Arthur Chapter Bookby Marc Brown, Marc Tolon Brown, Stephen Krensky, Phyllis Ed. Brown
Third-grade Arthur fans ready to read on their own can take their own adventure with Arthur as he finds a lost diary. Illustrations.
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. PettenatiThe plot of this Marc Brown Arthur chapter book is a good one. When Arthur and his friends find Sue Ellen's diary, they are tempted to read it. They are particularly concerned about what Sue Ellen might have written in it about them. In the meantime, Sue Ellen is frantically searching all over for the diary, which has "Private" and "Do not open" written on the cover. She has had the diary since she started school and is very attached to it. Sue Ellen's friends finally decide to do the right thing and return it to her without peeking inside. In the end Sue Ellen's friends are just a little bit nicer to her knowing that she faithfully records observations about them. The scenario presented gives children food for thought. Be aware of a typographical error on page 19: the word "plan" should be "plain." Based on a teleplay by Peter Hirsch.
School Library JournalGr 1-3-Sue Ellen loses her diary at the library. Arthur finds it... but will he do the right thing and return it. By Marc Brown. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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