Arthur's First Sleepover (Arthur Adventures Series)

Arthur's First Sleepover (Arthur Adventures Series)

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by Marc Brown, Barber

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Children read about Arthur's antics antics in his own backyard with Buster and the Brain. Full color.


Children read about Arthur's antics antics in his own backyard with Buster and the Brain. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Brown offers yet another Arthur adventure-his 20th-that entertainingly taps into a familiar childhood experience. Here Arthur is planning his first sleepover party in his tent. Nothing-neither local reports of a spaceship sighting nor best friend Buster's mother's initial reluctance to let her son attend-can dampen the young aardvark's enthusiasm. He even has his camera at the ready lest the aliens drop in, so he can snap pictures and sell them to the National Requirer. But after trading baseball cards, eating pizza and fighting with pillows, Arthur, Buster and the Brain see an eerie light. Is the spaceship about to land? As usual, Brown's art contributes significantly to the fun: the boys make amusing welcome signs for their potential visitors ("We are your friends"; "Please do my homework"); and the vision of the petrified pals running blindly through the yard, tangled in their collapsed tent, will bring on plenty of snickers. Kids definitely like to read about themselves, and Brown knows well how to make Arthur everykid. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Arthur is back in his twentieth adventure. He is having his first sleepover, which is exciting enough, but the rumor of alien spaceships sighted in the area is even more exciting. Arthur's sister D.W. sends the boys running by scaring them with a fake spaceship landing, but Arthur has the last laugh! A fun story for old fans of Arthur as well as new acquaintances.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-As Arthur prepares for his first sleepover, his sister D.W. and all his friends are talking about the UFOs that have been sighted in the area. However, Arthur, Buster, and the Brain don't let the rumors interfere with their plans for a backyard adventure in Arthur's tent. In typical fashion, D.W. waits until the boys quiet down for the night and launches her own ``alien'' invasion, and Arthur thinks of a way to beat her at her own game. As usual, Brown treats his subject with warmth and humor, and his illustrations enhance the text through their detail and the visual clues they give readers. This is a title that will have wide appeal.-Mary Ann Bursk, Bucks County Free Library, Levittown, PA

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Arthur Adventures Series
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Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Arthur's First Sleepover 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite part was when D.W. got scared by aliens. Arthur could not find the flashlight because no good D.W. stole it. This is my favorite book of all!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was really good. I loved Arthur sence I was a little kid in kidnergarten. I gave it 5 stars because I love all of Mark Brown's books. I am thinking of buying it but i'm not sure, but I think I can get that book for only $3.99. I think you guys or who ever should lower the prices.Anyways I love all of the Arthur books and always will. Hope he comes out with more books. See Ya Laterz