This is one of Brown's niftiest outings with Arthur--and one that also, for a change, makes the most of the illustration. The book begins with a wacky page of mug shots: Arthur (aardvark) and best friend Buster (rabbit) trying on assorted April's Fool disguises. It winds up with thuggish (bulldog) Binky Barnes, Arthur's nemesis, as the crestfallen April Fool. And meanwhile Binky, out to make Arthur a laughing-stock from the start, has been laughed off the stage himself at the April's Fool Assembly--for taking flight when Arthur shrewdly proposes to saw him in half. Snappy, good-natured fun and comical pictures that register at 20 feet.