ARTHUR'S FUNNY MONEY by Lillian Hoban

ARTHUR'S FUNNY MONEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once more Hoban's monkey Arthur is intent on raising money, this time for a frisbee-team cap and T-shirt, and once more he's helped by little sister Violet, who suggests that he wash bikes like the junior high kids wash cars. In return, he will help her with an arithmetic problem--but he keeps postponing that. Readers may suspect that Arthur doesn't know the answer, and they'll be certain of it when he passes a store window and sees the cap and T-shirt marked down: though Violet has dutifully written down Arthur's initial balance, expenses, and earnings, he still has to count all his money to know if he can afford the outfit. This gives readers a chance to exercise their superior arithmetic skills; and the outcome--with Arthur counting licorice sticks to get the answer for Violet--is calculated to satisfy everyone.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1981
Publisher: Harper & Row