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Arthur's Underwear (Arthur Adventure Series) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Series: Arthur Adventure Series
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316106194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316106191
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 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
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist

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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

More About the Author

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and co-developer of the 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, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie Jordan Scott on October 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
His chuckles gurgled up from his belly and spilled out across the entire room. "His underwear! He is in his underwear! Oh, no!!"

Usually Sam doesn't like books with so much complex art and so much on a page, but this title definitely made him sit up and take notice. The visuals were engaging and not overwhelming... and they were flat out funny.

We got a lot of great stuff to talk about - being scared, embarassed, bad dreams - and the whole time we were enjoying ourselves.

This fact alone makes me rave about the title. Its tough to talk about being afraid and being embarassed... and I have the same dreams over and over and over from early years... what a great way to introduce such topics early on and keep communication open between parents and children!

All because Marc Brown's readers wanted... underwear.

My son and I will take it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Y. Cardona on December 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
my daughter likes to read them to me because they are my favorite and her too makes it more interesting for her to read without realizing she's reading
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PeaTee TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
Here's an Arthur book that deals with public embarrassment, and as a mom I think there are a number of points that can be made while reading this book. The story begins with Binky ripping his pants in front of the entire class. Pretty much as one would expect the children fail to show much sympathy. Instead they all begin laughing at poor Binky's misfortune.

That this is not the proper attitude to have is demonstrated by Arthur's reaction to the incident: he begins to dream about a similar experience happening to him. In fact, a good portion of the book is Arthur's dreams and his attempts to stop them.

The whole matter comes to a head when Arthur actually rips his pants pocket in the cafeteria. The children do all laugh, but guess who comes to Arthur's rescue... none other than Binky who has already experienced the downsides of such accidents. He is the only one sympathetic to Arthur; and isn't there a lesson there.

Four Stars. Several good lessons in this book, including 'do unto others...'. Good read-aloud. The book we are looking at - which was published in 1999 - has the newer drawings of Arthur where he looks less like an aardvark.
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By Pamela J. Spivey on August 14, 2013
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What a delight for my g-grandson and fun for me to read to him. Things are taught and fun way to hear the things to learn. A Joy!
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By mom12 on July 23, 2012
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They ask me to read this every night. It is very cute and funny and book is in good condition.
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A Kid's Review on October 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
One day, Arthur worries about going to school without pants. He goes to sleep in his pants. Arthur thinks he lost his pants in his dream. Arthur dreams he went to school in his underwear. My favorite part is when Buster dreams he forgets his pants. I recommend you read this book because it is very funny.
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Here's an Arthur book that deals with public embarrassment, and as a mom I think there are a number of points that can be made while reading this book. The story begins with Binky ripping his pants in front of the entire class. Pretty much as one would expect the children fail to show much sympathy. Instead they all begin laughing at poor Binky's misfortune.

That this is not the proper attitude to have is demonstrated by Arthur's reaction to the incident: he begins to dream about a similar experience happening to him. In fact, a good portion of the book is Arthur's dreams and his attempts to stop them.

The whole matter comes to a head when Arthur actually rips his pants pocket in the cafeteria. The children do all laugh, but guess who comes to Arthur's rescue... none other than Binky who has already experienced the downsides of such accidents. He is the only one sympathetic to Arthur; and isn't there a lesson there.

Four Stars. Several good lessons in this book, including 'do unto others...'. Good read-aloud. The book we are looking at - which was published in 1999 - has the newer drawings of Arthur where he looks less like an aardvark.
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By Leah Donnelly on December 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
This a great book, it shows that everyone gets embarrased. Ever if it is as bad a not haveing any pants on.
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