Arthur Turns Green

Arthur Turns Green

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by Marc Brown
     
 

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Celebrated author/illustrator Marc Brown revisits his beloved bestselling character in the first new Arthur picture book in almost ten years!

Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. D.W. is suspicious of her brother's weird behavior, but when Arthur shows up late for dinner with

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Overview

Celebrated author/illustrator Marc Brown revisits his beloved bestselling character in the first new Arthur picture book in almost ten years!

Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. D.W. is suspicious of her brother's weird behavior, but when Arthur shows up late for dinner with green hands, she really gets the creeps! But it turns house Arthur is making a poster listing all the ways to save energy at home—and go green!

Just in time for Earth Day, this heartwarming story will be printed on recycled paper with soy based ink.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When his class embarks on a "Big Green Machine" project "to find ways to make our planet a better place to live," Arthur focuses on turning his household green by recycling, unplugging his mom's cellphone charger, and replacing conventional light bulbs with energy-saving bulbs. His younger sister, D.W., however, is worried about the "big machine," especially when Arthur comes home with green hands (from making a poster), and she dreams about a monster turning everyone green. Her misunderstanding (which is righted in the end) adds a welcome dollop of humor to the story as perennially favorite characters bring home the message about conservation. Ages 3–6. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Arthur the aardvark likes being green, and he's excited to show his family how they can follow suit. But when the day comes to reveal the Big Green Machine project he's been working on at school, his younger sister D.W. refuses to go near it. She has seen how it turned Arthur's and her dad's hands green, and she doesn't want to be next. This addition to the Arthur canon gives children plenty of options for making the planet a better place to live. His friend Buster's garbage-reduction solution is meant to be humorous, but the examples given for recycling and conserving energy are all activities children can carry out daily. Simple phrases ("he took the shortest shower ever") ensure that the tips will be remembered, and when illustrated, become tangible concepts. This is an issue-oriented story, but the pace is relaxed and thoughtful. Arthur leads by example and shows how making green choices can be uncomplicated, rewarding, and fun.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada
Kirkus Reviews

Working on a school project his teacher calls "the Big Green Machine," Arthur finds many ways to save energy at home but frightens his little sister D.W., who thinks he and their father and Arthur's friend Buster might really be turning green. In a welcome new Arthur adventure (according to his publisher, the first in nearly 10 years), friends and family join Brown's beloved aardvark in becoming environmentally conscious. They are looking for "ways to make our planet a better place to live." Preschooler D.W.'s misunderstanding will amuse young readers who know better. Her nightmare of the Big Green Machine monster is pleasantly scary, and Arthur's green hands contribute to the joke. Arthur's friends discuss reselling old clothes, recycling soda cans and not wasting their food. Arthur himself finds appliances to unplug, lamp bulbs to change, lights to turn off and ways to save water. He sets the table with cloth napkins. His project poster includes 10 useful, unsurprising suggestions. The message is clear but not overwhelming in this gently humorous story. Brown's familiar, brightly colored cartoon illustrations (printed in soy inks on recycled paper) feature schoolmates and family members sufficiently well identified that a new generation of Arthur readers could start with this timely title. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316129237
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Series:
Arthur Adventures Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
227,996
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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