Time is running out for buying the perfect gift for Santa. Arthur has to think fast--and his little sister even faster! "Comical, colorful illustrations add to the delightful humor of the story."--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.
When Mr. Ratburn gives a creative writing assignment to the class, Arthur worries that his tale won't be exciting enough. With every new angle, Arthur's story takes one more hilarious step further away from his original idea.
Worried that his mischievous new puppy, Pal, will wear out his welcome, Arthur trains his pet and teaches him good manners, and finally, Pal becomes dog-show material. By the author of Arthur's Pet Business.
No matter how Buster reassures him, Arthur keeps having nightmare that he'll forget to put his pants on before going to school. So he and Buster devise a number of schemes to keep him from falling asleep...after all, he can't have bad dreams without going to sleep! Or can he? This hilarious...
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Arthur is inconsolable when an outbreak of the chicken pox prevents him from going to the circus, but his little sister, D. W., is so jealous of the attention that Arthur receives that she paints spots on herself. Reprint. SLJ.
Arthur wants his own puppy so he must prove to his parents that he is responsible enough to take care of his own pet. He decides that he can prove that he is responsible by starting his own pet business which starts out small but then grows to him taking care of several people's pets!