This collection of six Arthur adventures is read by author/illustrator Marc Brown, a fine narrator whose pleasant voice expresses affection for his delightful characters, from pesky little sister D.W. to Arthur himself. The production includes entertaining sound effects--listeners will hear a puppy's bark and the laughter of friends. Stories are introduced by the Arthur song, familiar to TV-watchers, with a verse synopsizing each story's content.... The stories all provide great examples of Brown's gentle humor and empathetic insights into childhood dilemmas. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
This special collection includes: ARTHUR'S FIRST SLEEPOVER: What could top a sleepover in the backyard with Buster and the Brain? When rumours start that a spaceship has landed in the neighbourhood the idea of camping under the stars takes on a whole new meaning. ARTHUR'S TOOTH: Arthur, tired of being the only one in his class who still has all his baby teeth, waits impatiently for his loose tooth to fall out. ARTHUR'S BIRTHDAY: Arthur's friends must decide which party to attend when Francine schedules her birthday party for the same day as Arthur's birthday party. ARTHUR'S PET BUSINESS: Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for. ARTHUR'S NEW PUPPY: Arthur is delighted when he finally gets his new puppy, Pal, but his 'accidents' and all-night barking make life miserable for the entire family, until Arthur comes up with a solution. ARTHUR WRITES A STORY: What makes a story entertaining? That's the question Arthur asks himself when Mr. Ratburn gives a creative writing assignment to the class.