Cover image for Arthur's underwear
Title:
Arthur's underwear
Author:
Brown, Marc Tolon.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
It takes a really embarrassing moment in the school cafeteria to cure Arthur of his fear of being caught in his underwear.
General Note:
"An Arthur adventure."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
230 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 34597.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.2 2 Quiz: 20207 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780316110129
Format :
Book

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No matter how much reassurance he gets, Arthur's always having nightmares he'll forget to put on his underwear before going to school. Color illustrations throughout.


Author Notes

Author and illustrator, Marc Brown was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. After college, he worked numerous odd jobs before he began his career.

He is most renown for creating the Arthur series. The idea for Arthur, the aardvark came one night while telling his son a bedtime story. The first title in the series was "Arthur's Nose" written in 1976. Since then, Brown has written over thirty books in the Arthur Adventure series. D. W., Arthur's sister was another character created by Brown. In addition to writing, Brown also developed the Arthur television series on PBS.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-6, older for reading alone. Dedicated to "all the kids who insisted on an underwear book," this latest installment in the popular Arthur series is adapted from a PBS teleplay. When Binky bends over to pick up a piece of chalk, "a loud RRRIPPP!" reveals red polka-dot underwear. Arthur finds the situation hilariously funny, until he starts dreaming about being caught in his own white briefs. Arthur's friend Buster dispenses advice, but things come to a head when Buster informs other kids about Arthur's apprehension. Embarrassed that his secret is out, Arthur rushes to escape the cafeteria, ripping his jeans and realizing his worst fear. Ironically, the incident ends up curing him. Fans will appreciate the humor in this bright title with its familiar cartoonlike illustrations, but a few kids might relate to the story with embarrassed giggles of their own. --Amy Brandt


Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Brown wrote this "For all the kids who insisted on an underwear book." Arthur aficionados will chortle at each picture of boxers and briefs. They'll also empathize with the young aardvark's recurring dreams about public humiliation that inevitably become reality the day his pants rip in the cafeteria. The cook helps him through the ordeal and his nightmares finally disappear. However, Buster, who revealed his best friend's secret fears to their classmates, succumbs to similar dreams at the end. Brown's illustrations remain faithful to the series. There's nothing groundbreaking here, but it's still enjoyable in its familiarity.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.