Arthur's April Fool Hardcover – Apr 1 1985
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About the Author
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Despite Arthur's friends' sticking up for him, Arthur nevertheless resorts to weight lifting to try to defend himself, but nevertheless has nightmares.
At school, there is an assembly and a talent show. Arthur performs a magic show and asks for a volunteer. Binky jumps on stage.
The resolution is clever and gentle, and Arthur relies more on his brains than brawn to defend himself.
I appreciate Marc Brown addressing the issue of bullying for young children. As we all know, bullying can occur at very young ages, even in preschool. Children need to recognize that bullying is not the victim's fault, and that parents and teachers can help. They need to know that they are not alone. They can have some measure of control. Thank you, Mr. Brown.