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Arthur's an 8-year-old aardvark with a bossy, little sister, called D.W.. When he sees a TV ad for a doggy 'Treat Timer' he instantly wants one for Pal, his puppy. But unfortunately, having saved up enough money and bought it, Arthur finds out things aren't always as good as they appear on TV.
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Marc Brown, who was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946, received great encouragement and support from his grandmother and uncle. Inspired by the books of Maurice Sendak, Brown decided to pursue his ambition of becoming an illustrator. After receiving a B.F.A. in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art, he worked as a TV art director, a professor of mechanical drawing, and a freelance illustrator, before becoming a writer. In his books, he addresses the fears and problems which children face and events like friendship, family, school and pets. For his illustrations, Brown uses pencil with watercolor on a variety of papers to achieve different visual effects. The "Arthur" series, about the everyday adventures of a lovable aardvark, began in 1976 and continues to this day with 25 titles published. Brown has also created other series such as the "Rhymes" series, and the nonfiction "Dinosaur" series, which conveys messages of do's and don'ts. These series, like the stories of Arthur, hold the attention of young children while transporting their imaginations on magical journeys.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-In this 21st series entry, Arthur is duped by slick TV advertising into buying an expensive Treat Timer for his dog Pal. Using his hard-earned money for the purchase, he is disillusioned when the machine shoots treats all over the living room, frightening Pal in the process, and he vows never to be taken in again. However, he seriously considers the newly advertised Magic Disappearing Box for his know-it-all sister D.W. Brown's full-color cartoons reveal all of the ins and outs of contemporary American family life. D.W. guards her own piggy bank from Arthur's project, but helps him gather newspapers that have blown all over the neighborhood (continually offering unwanted advice, of course). Dad spends five hours with complicated instructions assembling the device, while baby sister delights in the mayhem! Fans will welcome another Arthur adventure.?Claudia Cooper, Ft. Stockton Independent School District, TX
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