AN ANTEATER NAMED ARTHUR by Bernard Waber
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AN ANTEATER NAMED ARTHUR

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Most of the time Arthur is... (an) altogether wonderful son."" BUT .... Sometimes Arthur doesn't understand; Sometimes Arthur has nothing to do; Sometimes Arthur's room is more than I can believe; Sometimes Arthur is choosy; Sometimes Arthur forgets. In five Little-Bearish episodes, Arthur, who has a similar insouciance, variously exasperates his mother, is sometimes outwitted but generally emerges a little bit ahead: Sometimes Arthur is choosy about his food, especially when red ants are the main dish for dinner; neither the prospect of growing up as big and strong as his father nor the reminder that ""red ants aren't exactly easy to come by"" moves him -- he prefers brown ants. Arthur's little eyes and long nose are perfect for expressing puzzlement, boredom, disdain, determination -- and for giving mother a good-by kiss. A funny physiognomy for a lot of little boys named Tom, Dick, Harry -- or Arthur.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1967
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin