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Title:
D.W.'s library card
ISBN:
9780316110136

9780756916015

9780316738200

9781404672734

9780613718127
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Boston : Little, Brown, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
After finally getting her first library card, Arthur's little sister D.W. tries to check out her favorite book, with humorous results.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 1-4 2.5 0.5 53532.
Added Uniform Title:
Adaptation of (expression): Arthur (Television program)
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Summary

Summary

D. W. can't wait to get a library card, but she has to learn how to write her full name first. After a lot of practice, she finally gets a library card of her very own. But when she tries to find the book that she wants, it's gone! One week later, D. W.'s book is returned, but now she's told that she can't damage the book or her library card will be taken away--forever! Full-color illustrations.


Author Notes

Author and illustrator, Marc Brown was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1946. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art. After college, he worked numerous odd jobs before he began his career.

He is most renown for creating the Arthur series. The idea for Arthur, the aardvark came one night while telling his son a bedtime story. The first title in the series was "Arthur's Nose" written in 1976. Since then, Brown has written over thirty books in the Arthur Adventure series. D. W., Arthur's sister was another character created by Brown. In addition to writing, Brown also developed the Arthur television series on PBS.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Arthur the aardvark's little sister can't wait until she can write her full name (Dora Winifred Read) so that she can get a library card. However, when she finally gets it, she is so afraid of damaging the book she checks out and having her borrowing privileges taken away that instead of reading it, she puts it in a safe place until it is due. Luckily, her big brother is around to show her that she can take good care of her library books and enjoy them at the same time. This title will be great during National Library Card Sign-up Month in September or just about anytime at all. Brown's ever-familiar crayon sketches have the same appeal as those in all of the previous books.-Rachel Fox, Port Washington Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

When D.W. learns to write her own name and checks out a library book of her own, she worries what will happen to her if the book gets damaged. Though the library policies seem a bit out of date, this pleasant addition to the familiar series is aásolid book about accomplishments and new responsibility. From HORN BOOK Spring 2002, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

D.W. has to learn to write her full name before she can check out library books with her very own card. She begs her big brother, Arthur, to check out a book for her, but he refuses, saying that it is a "baby book." So she practices writing "Dora Winifred Read" constantly, even spelling out the letters in her mashed potatoes, until she gets it right. When she is finally allowed to check something out, she discovers that the book she wants has been borrowed and she has to wait a whole week before it is returned. When she finally does get her hands on it, the previous borrowers convince her that if she damages it, she might lose her library privileges forever. Arthur to the rescue and she learns that she'll be able to enjoy it over and over; "it's called ‘renewing.' " D.W.'s precocious antics and the familiar cast of characters introduce the responsibility of a library card to a whole new generation of readers. A great one for class visits. (Picture book. 3-6)