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Title:
Arthur's back to school day
ISBN:
9780060249557

9780060249564

9781442047884

9780758759849

9780613112826

9780064442459
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins, ©1996.
Physical Description:
45 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Series title(s):
Contents:
While hurrying to get on the school bus, Arthur and his friend unknowingly switch their lunchboxes; later Arthur finds out what surprise his sister had put into hers.
Summary:
While hurrying to get on the school bus, Arthur and his friend unknowingly switch their lunchboxes; later Arthur finds out what surprise his sister had put into hers.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 27485.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.2 2 Quiz: 13203 Guided reading level: K.
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Summary

Summary

While hurrying to get on the school bus, Arthur and his friend unknowingly switch their lunchboxes; later Arthur finds out what surprise his sister had put into hers.


Author Notes

Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance with Martha Graham, and taught modern dance in New York and Connecticut. She also danced professionally in the 1950's.

During her lifetime, she illustrated or wrote more than 100 children's books. Her first publication was a book she illustrated, Herman the Loser, written by her husband Russell Hoban, and published in 1961. She illustrated several of his books including London Men and English Men, Charlie the Tramp, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and books about a badger named Frances such as A Baby Sister for Frances.

After the couple divorced in 1975, she began writing and illustrating I-Can- Read-Books including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee and his little sister Violet. She died from heart failure on July 17, 1998 at the age of 73.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3‘The engaging little chimp is back for his 10th adventure. This time Arthur and his sister, Violet, are waiting for the school bus when Norman arrives with a lunch box exactly like Arthur's. After some excitement on the bus and at school (where school-bus safely rules are discussed), it is finally time for a snack. Arthur and Norman have inadvertently switched lunch boxes and Arthur's cookies are gone. In classic heartwarming style, Violet shares her cookies and they all have a great first day of school. The soft-focused, warm watercolors will be recognized by Hoban's many fans. The topic is timeless and of great appeal to this age group. The characters may be welcomed back or met for the first time. A surefire selection for the first day of school.‘Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

In the rush to board the bus on the first day of school, Arthur the chimpanzee loses his chocolate chip cookies because of a lunch box mix-up, but his sister comes to the rescue. Readers may wonder why the chimps do not notice an obvious clue to the mix-up. However, in this tenth Arthur book, which focuses on bus safety, Arthur and company retain their appeal. From HORN BOOK 1996, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 1-2. In the tenth I Can Read Book about Arthur and Violet, there's a lunch-box mix-up on the first day back at school. Arthur is confused, and so, at times, is the reader, about who has whose lunch box and which snack is where. The subplot is more interesting, even if it is messagey: all the children get so excited that they misbehave on the school bus, and the principal has to make them see the reasons for safety rules. As always, Hoban's colorful cartoon drawings of her eager chimpanzee characters are wonderfully humorous and affectionate, without a trace of condescension. (Reviewed Sept. 15, 1996)0060249552Hazel Rochman