|Arthur turns green|
Author: Brown, Marc Tolon
When Arthur starts talking about his school project involving a Big Green Machine, D.W. imagines a scary contraption that will turn everyone green.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 143254
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 3.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 53235
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Kirkus Reviews (02/01/11)
School Library Journal (03/01/11)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2011 K-Gr 2—Arthur the aardvark likes being green, and he's excited to show his family how they can follow suit. But when the day comes to reveal the Big Green Machine project he's been working on at school, his younger sister D.W. refuses to go near it. She has seen how it turned Arthur's and her dad's hands green, and she doesn't want to be next. This addition to the Arthur canon gives children plenty of options for making the planet a better place to live. His friend Buster's garbage-reduction solution is meant to be humorous, but the examples given for recycling and conserving energy are all activities children can carry out daily. Simple phrases ("he took the shortest shower ever") ensure that the tips will be remembered, and when illustrated, become tangible concepts. This is an issue-oriented story, but the pace is relaxed and thoughtful. Arthur leads by example and shows how making green choices can be uncomplicated, rewarding, and fun.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada - Copyright 2011 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 03/01/2011 In Brown’s first Arthur picture book in nearly a decade, children’s perennial favorite aardvark in glasses is back. “Why are you acting weirder than usual?” asks little sister D.W. as Arthur unplugs his mom’s unused cell-phone charger and turns off unneeded lights for his class project on improving the environment. When he tells her that it’s The Big Green Machine, she doesn’t think anything of his cryptic response, until he comes home one day with green hands. When their dad and Arthur’s friend Buster both sport green hands after helping paint the class projects, D.W. worries that she’ll turn green, too, at the school family night. To her relief, she discovers Arthur’s “Turn Your House Green” poster, with 10 easy and practical tips for using less energy and water. D.W.’s final trick on her older brother proves that Arthur hasn’t lost his wit or his charm in this story accompanied by Brown’s brightly colored double-page illustrations. Enduring fans won’t be disappointed. - Copyright 2011 Booklist.