Reviews for Arthur Lost and Found


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 December 1998
Ages 3^-5. Another in the popular Arthur Adventure series, this book may already be familiar to Arthur fans, since it is adapted from a teleplay originally written for the Arthur television series on PBS. Here, Brown adapts that episode back into book format and changes it slightly. Arthur now finds himself lost on the other side of town, not by himself, but with his friend Buster along for moral support. As usual, Brown uses the right mix of humor, fun, caution, and sensitivity that makes Arthur & Co. so appealing. ((Reviewed December 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 1999
When Arthur and Buster fall asleep on their first bus trip alone, they wake to find themselves at the end of the line with no return fare. They make it back thanks to a little bit of courage and a benevolent bus driver. Brown tells about Arthur's gentle adventure in a text composed almost entirely of dialogue and cartoon-style illustrations that are characteristically homey. Copyright 1999 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1999 January
K-Gr 3-To get to his swimming lesson, Arthur must take the bus on his own for the first time. His pal Buster comes along for moral support. The unknown is scary and their resolve is shaken by some urban-legendary gossip: "I heard about his guy who got on the bus, and it just kept going and going and going." Nevertheless, Arthur and Buster pluck up their courage and take the trip. Trouble ensues when they fall asleep, miss their stop, and become lost in a strange part of town. Although he is frightened, Arthur knows just what to do. Looking for a phone booth leads the boys to a diner where they calm their nerves with "six chocolate winkies and two cans of strawberry soda." Finding the telephone broken and having spent all their money on snacks, Arthur once again demonstrates his resourcefulness by pleading their case to the bus driver. He not only lets them on, but also calls their parents and chauffeurs them right to Arthur's front door. Brown's trademark watercolor-and-ink cartoons are full of witty details, inviting readers into this aardvark's world. Another pleaser, this time one that speaks of self-reliance and safety.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

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