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Arthur's First Sleepover: An Arthur Adventure [Hardcover]

Marc Brown
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Oct. 3 1994 Arthur Adventure Series
D.W. provides excitement to Arthur's campout with his friends by appearing as an alien

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From Publishers Weekly

Brown offers yet another Arthur adventure-his 20th-that entertainingly taps into a familiar childhood experience. Here Arthur is planning his first sleepover party in his tent. Nothing-neither local reports of a spaceship sighting nor best friend Buster's mother's initial reluctance to let her son attend-can dampen the young aardvark's enthusiasm. He even has his camera at the ready lest the aliens drop in, so he can snap pictures and sell them to the National Requirer. But after trading baseball cards, eating pizza and fighting with pillows, Arthur, Buster and the Brain see an eerie light. Is the spaceship about to land? As usual, Brown's art contributes significantly to the fun: the boys make amusing welcome signs for their potential visitors ("We are your friends"; "Please do my homework"); and the vision of the petrified pals running blindly through the yard, tangled in their collapsed tent, will bring on plenty of snickers. Kids definitely like to read about themselves, and Brown knows well how to make Arthur everykid. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3-As Arthur prepares for his first sleepover, his sister D.W. and all his friends are talking about the UFOs that have been sighted in the area. However, Arthur, Buster, and the Brain don't let the rumors interfere with their plans for a backyard adventure in Arthur's tent. In typical fashion, D.W. waits until the boys quiet down for the night and launches her own "alien" invasion, and Arthur thinks of a way to beat her at her own game. As usual, Brown treats his subject with warmth and humor, and his illustrations enhance the text through their detail and the visual clues they give readers. This is a title that will have wide appeal.
Mary Ann Bursk, Bucks County Free Library, Levittown, PA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's funny and cute Jan. 12 2004
Format:Paperback
My boys love the pictures ~~ and I enjoyed reading the story about Arthur's first sleepovers and his little sister's concern about aliens. After a trick goes bad, Arthur returns the favor to his little sister. And it's just cute.
It's a great book for beginners. If you're a mom of toddlers, this book is just cute to read ~~ it's not repetitive nor boring. It's a fun book.
1-12-04
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5.0 out of 5 stars a really great book March 5 2000
By A Customer
Format:Board book
Original Reviewer : Tommy Bruzina I liked it because it was funny, because DW played a trick on the boys, then the boys made a trick of their own to scare DW. Arthur had a fun time on his sleepover.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arthurs first sleepover May 21 2000
Format:School & Library Binding
i found this book to be very enjoyable my six year old loves it. it s creative, funny and veryattention grabbing. we enjoy this story usually several times a week.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arthur's first sleepover Sept. 27 2009
By dream factory - Published on Amazon.com
this is a good book. it is all about camping. first arthur is going to camp in his backyard. he is going to camp with his buddys buster and the brain. then arthur has to put up the tent. dw wants to camp with him. but she can't. then dw went indoors to hide the flashlight. then dw said i wonder if you will see any aliens. then arthur said lets put up some signs. then that night they herd footsteps. but it was only dad with some pizza. then he said to go to sleep. so the boys said good night and went to sleep. but just as dad went indoors they shot out of their beds. just as they were about to play go fish. they saw flashing lights. they went pale as a ghost. just as they were about to get even more pale they ran! right in too a tree. just then brain said look! the lights are comeing from dw's room. then arthur went to dws room. here's your camera he said. you will probably see an alien before we do he said. and went back outdoors. just then dw heard a tap at her window. she screamed!.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 30 2014
By Jannina Hernandez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Very pleased with the item and the service.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift Jan. 20 2014
By Ginger Petry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I gave this book to my great nieces. My son had this book and enjoyed it immensely. Good choice for anyone who has children.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for youngsters April 11 2010
By Jen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It's funny, when my 3 year old son first had this book read to him, he acted very scared by it, but I quickly realized he had just discovered what it felt like to experience suspense! He became obscessed with this book and had me read it over and over. I finally got an audio CD version, and he continues to listen to that and follow along in the book. He absolutely loves this book! He likes being scared and then realizing that it's actually funny. It was a great transformation, or maturing, that I got to witness in him because of this book. I will always have fond memories associated with this book...........when he finally tires of it, that is......
5.0 out of 5 stars A Party of Junk Food Oct. 26 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read "Arthur's First Sleepover." In the story Arthur was having a sleepover in a tent. D.W. thought there was an alien. Arthur was trying to find a flashlight. Buster and Brian came in the door. In the tent they they had junk food. And I want to say it is funny.
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