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A classic Arthur Adventure - now on CD! When Arthur decides to try babysitting a neighbor''s dog for a week to prove he really can take care of a pet, it doesn''t turn out the way he plans. And as word of Arthur''s pet business spreads around the neighborhood, he suddenly finds himself overseeing a lively menagerie of animals that includes everything from a canary to a boa constrictor! Will Arthur and his family survive all his newfound pets? And will Arthur finally get a pet of his own? Kids will love listening along as Marc Brown reads this classic Arthur story.
This American author and illustrator changed the spelling of his name (from Mark) in 1956 in honor of the painter Marc Chagall. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and worked a variety of jobs--including truck driver and chicken farmer--before beginning his career as a creator of children's books. Best known for his series of books featuring Arthur the Aardvark, Brown has also collaborated with his wife, Laurene Krasny Brown, on a number of non-fiction books for children.
From the Publisher
"You've been looking at puppies for months," said D.W. "when are you going to ask Mom and Dad if you can have one?"
When Arthur creates his own pet-sitting business in order to prove that he is responsible enough to have a pet of his own, he ends up with a boa in the living room and frogs in the bathtub. Read by the author. 20,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2
Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for.