From 1976 to 2002, Marc Brown gifted his fans with an average of more than one Arthur new book a year, but then his cute anthropomorphic aardvark hero seemed to slip into bibliographic hibernation. For nine years, readers have waited (and new readers appeared) until TV star Arthur finally reemerges in Arthur Turns Green, bathed in a bright new color: green. Energized by a newfound environmental consciousness, our plucky bespectacled mammal searches for ways that he can help make our planet a better place to live. As Arthur hunts for energy saving projects, some of his friends become concerned that he might be turning greenliterally. (P.S. Aardvarks are great sleepers, but they don't hibernate. That was a metaphor.)
Arthur Turns Green (Arthur Adventures Series)by Marc Brown
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
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.
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)
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.
- Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha¿s Vineyard, Massachusetts
- Date of Birth:
- November 25, 1946
- Place of Birth:
- Erie, Pennsylvania
- M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969
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