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Arthur's Reading Race [With Two Full Pages of] [Paperback]

By Marc Brown (Author)
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Item description for Arthur's Reading Race [With Two Full Pages of] by Marc Brown...

Arthur doesn't believe that his little sister can really read, so he challenges her to prove it

Publishers Description
Arthur promises to buy ice cream for his little sister, D.W., if she can read ten words.  The twosome race to the park, where D.W. is quick to recognize signs such as ZOO, DON'T WALK, POLICE, and ICE CREAM.  When she reads WET PAINT before her big brother does, Arthur is in for a colorful surprise!  
Marc Brown is best known as the author and illustrator who created the beloved aardvark Arthur.  This popular character was born one night over twenty years ago, when Brown was telling his oldest son, Tolon, a bedtime story.  Most of the stories he told were about animals, but that night the story just happened to be about an aardvark.  Brown has written and illustrated more than fifty Arthur and D.W. (Arthur's little sister) books since then.  He has also illustrated twelve other books with his wife--author, illustrator, and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown.

As a child, Marc Brown's passion for drawing was encouraged by his grandmother Thora, who saved his artwork in the bottom drawer of her bureau.  "I knew it must be special," recalls Brown, "because she didn't save many things."  His grandmother later provided an education fund that helped Brown pay for art school.  He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1964 to 1969.

Grandma Thora is just one person in Marc Brown's life who has afforded the inspiration for one of his characters.  Many other characters are based on children he knew while he was growing up and going to school in Mill Creek, Pennsylvania.  His sisters--Bonnie, Colleen, and Kimberly--have all served as models for his characters D.W. and Francine.  Brown patterned Buster after Terry Johnson, his best friend in elementary school, while Mr. Ratburn is based on "the meanest algebra teacher ever."

Brown was born in 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Before he created the Arthur series, he worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a truck driver, short-order cook, college professor, soda jerk, actor, chicken farmer, and television art director.  Now, in addition to developing the Arthur television series on PBS, Brown continues to create new books both for Random House Children's Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Marc Brown lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Martha's Vineyard with Laurie and their young daughter, Eliza.  He also has two grown sons, Tolon and Tucker.  Brown looks to his three children for inspiration and story ideas.  He also gets many suggestions from children he meets in schools, libraries, and bookstores around the country.  "The most interesting--and the funniest--things," Brown says, "happen in real life."

Awards and Recognitions
Arthur's Reading Race [With Two Full Pages of] by Marc Brown has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Garden State Children's Book Awards - 1999 Winner - Easy-To-Read category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Arthur's Reading Race [With Two Full Pages of] by Marc Brown has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1996 page 283

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   24
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.01" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.13"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 11, 1996
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  5-8
ISBN  0679867384  
ISBN13  9780679867388  
UPC  090129003990  

Availability  43 units.
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More About Marc Brown

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Laurie Krasny Brown is an author, educator, and parent committed to providing answers to the questions children have. She has written many books, including the popular Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families series, illustrated by her husband, Marc Brown.

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.

Marc Brown has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Arthur Adventures (Paperback)
  2. Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Books (Paperback)
  3. Step Into Reading Sticker Books (Paperback)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( B ) > Brown, Marc
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Words
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Siblings > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Popular Characters > TV > Arthur

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long lasting fun  Mar 8, 2007
My daughters have found the software very easy to navigate. Along with being almost endlessly entertaining, it gives them a good understanding of how the mouse and keyboard interact with the computer. This story, with all the interactive pieces on each page, is by far the best computer game we have used, and we have quite a few!It has also held up over time - my almost 6 year old has been playing with it since her third birthday. I am online now looking for the other titles! The designers clearly very carefully considered the attention span and the comprehension of the target age group.
Race into reading!  Aug 17, 2005
As Arthur and D.W. race around town reading words, your little reader learns too. D.W.'s ten words appear in the pictures, creating an "I Spy" atmosphere where beginning readers can locate and read a few simple words. Lots of fun, great pictures, and a cute story.
Truly Something Sibling Would Do!  Dec 15, 2004
In this tale Arthur tells his sister if she can read ten words he will buy her ice cream. Ah! A challenge, what sibling could resist, certainly not D.W. They set off to town and D.W. wins the bet to the surprise of Author; and has a little fun at the end of the story with her brother.
Just a cute little tale about the fun of words and reading, and the joy of sharing with your brother or sister.
Shirley Johnson
Reading is fun  Dec 18, 2003
This book is awesome!! Funny too. The reason i think it is funny is because the older brother puts his younger sister to the test on reading and he thinks she cant do it because she is younger. But then she proves him wrong and reads 10 words. And the deal was if she read 10 words he would buy her an ice cream cone. And she did so he bought her one. In the end it turns out the younger one can read and seems more smarter than the older one!
A little fun between bro and sis.  Nov 30, 2002
In this book Arthur and his sister D.W. have a reading contest to see if she could really read. So D.W. could read after all and Arthur ended up taking back what he said about her. He said she couldn't read but he didn't know she could.

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