Arthur's Birthday (Arthur Adventures Series)

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Arthur can't wait to hand out his birthday party invitations. But it turns out Muffy is having her party on the exact same day! All of his friends are split between the two parties so Arthur and Francine hatch a clever scheme to make sure Arthur and Muffy have the best birthdays yet!

Their friends must decide which party to attend when Francine schedules her birthday party for the same day as Arthur's birthday party.

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Overview

Arthur can't wait to hand out his birthday party invitations. But it turns out Muffy is having her party on the exact same day! All of his friends are split between the two parties so Arthur and Francine hatch a clever scheme to make sure Arthur and Muffy have the best birthdays yet!

Their friends must decide which party to attend when Francine schedules her birthday party for the same day as Arthur's birthday party.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In Brown's 13th book about Arthur, the bespectacled hero finds out he has scheduled his birthday party at the same time as Muffy's party. Arthur has relatives coming from Ohio; Muffy has already booked a rock band and Pickles the Clown. Neither of them can change the date. Their friends reluctantly take sides, the girls choosing Muffy's party and the boys choosing Arthur's, even though they wish they could go to both. Finally, Arthur and his friend Francine surprise everyone with a fine compromise. ``After all,'' says Arthur, ``what's a birthday party without all your friends!'' Because of the spare text, the resolution of the plot may not be entirely clear to all readers, but the festive watercolor-and-ink drawings are full of the homey details, lovably familiar characters and verve that has come to be associated with this series. Ages 4-8. (May)
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Read a birthday story, enjoy drawing a picture of Arthur, and solve crosswords, mazes, and word-finds in this friendly birthday activity book. Best of all, use the many glossy stickers to create four different scenes! This good busy-hands activity book is sure to perk up even the rainiest birthday! 2001, Little, Brown and Company, $7.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: A. Braga SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- The adventures of Arthur the aardvark continue as he anticipates his birthday party. Excitement builds as he hands out invitations to his friends at school--and then he discovers that Muffy is having a party on Saturday afternoon, too. The dates can't be changed; Arthur's relatives are coming, and Muffy's booked a clown and a rock band. By the next day, the boys have decided to go to Arthur's party, the girls to Muffy's. With his usual wisdom, Arthur saves the day. He and Francine forge Muffy's handwriting on new invitations, changing the location of her party to Arthur's house his parents are included in the plan. The unsuspecting Muffy is lured there by the promise of a present too big to fit in her mailbox. Of course, the gift is a surprise party, heartily enjoyed by both boys and girls. Brown's familiar watercolors have lots of interesting details--kites caught in trees, a male relative wearing a ``Liberated Partner'' apron. Arthur's warm, loving family and his diplomatic approach to problem solving strike just the right note--positive and believable. The ``Arthur'' stories are primary-grade favorites; children will enjoy this latest offering. Other recent birthday stories are Frank Modell's Ice Cream Soup Greenwillow, 1988, in which another joint party turns into a surprise, and the Sick-in-Bed Birthday Book Viking, 1988 by Linda Tyler, about a delayed celebration that turns out fine. --Lucy Young Clem, Evansville Vanderburgh County Public Library, Ind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316110747
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/28/1991
  • Series: Arthur Adventures Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 107,457
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 260L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.12 (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 November 14, 2012

    i like arthur's birthday

    i like this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    Must Read!

    The story Arthur's Birthday is about Muffy's and Arther's birthday. All of Arther's friends are invited but, Muffy has a party on the same day! All of a sudden Francine and Arther come up with plans so the 'girls' and the 'boys' can come to both parties! Read the book to find out what the plans are.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2008

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    Our third grade class loves Marc Brown's Arthur series. We greatly enjoyed reading Arthur's Birthday as we celebrated our classmates who have a summer birthday. We would recommend this book as it taught us about friendships and working together as a team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    I love Arthur books.

    The book is mostly about that Arthur and his friend Muffy have thier birthday on the same day.Find out about the story and then read the other stories about Arhtur.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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