Arthur's new puppy

by Marc Brown

Paperback, 1994



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R Bro




The Trumpet Club (1994), Edition: Trumpet Club special ed, Paperback


Arthur's new puppy causes problems when it tears the living room apart, wets on everything, and refuses to wear a leash.


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LibraryThing member DBPeeples
This is a good book to explain responsible of a pet. The book talks about Arthur and his new puppy and the things it require to maintain a puppy. Throughout the book, the puppy really teaches Arthur that a puppy is more than just a friend. He now realize he has to train and care for the puppy. In
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the end, Arthur trains his puppy and the entire family loves him.
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LibraryThing member raspringrose
In this book Arthur gets a puppy. This puppy has no training at all, and messes up the entire house. The whole family gets very angry at the dog, and they want him out of the house. Arthur then begins to work with the puppy on little things like sitting and staying. Eventually the puppy gets house
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broken, and the family begins to like the dog. I would recommend this book for older students because it shows some of the responsibility it takes to have a dog.
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LibraryThing member fnborries
This book is a great way to show children how important it is to be responsible when you have an animal. Arthur gets a new puppy and he did not realize how much hard work it would really be. After forgetting to shut the gate the puppy messes the whole house up. You could work on vocabulary words
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with 3rd graders on this book.
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LibraryThing member bspentecost
Arthur just got a new puppy named Pal. Pal is a trouble maker and is too much to train. Pal destroys everything in the house and is about to have to move to the garage. Arthur hears stories at school about how some dogs got sent away for being bad. He does not want to send Pal away. Arthur spends
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time with Pal and teaches him trickes. His parents are so impressed and Arthur knows that Pal is not going anywhere. I think this book would be a good read aloud for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade.
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LibraryThing member dbhutch
Arthur gets a puppy and deals with all the trouble a new puppy can be
LibraryThing member deed9699
This book is about a new puppy that author gets. This book teaches children that it is hard work to take care of a pet. It also teaches children that a pet is loving and needs love. It is a great book to read to young children.
LibraryThing member jmvarnad
Well everyone loves Arthur's dog, Pal, well here is the story of how Arthur got him. Pal was a mischievous little puppy, but Arthur trains him to be a great family dog. This is a good book to read to students about responsibility.
LibraryThing member Laceyjo10
Review: The Arthur books are a series that follow the life of an elementary school aardvark. This book in particular looks at Arthur's experience as he trains his new puppy Pal. All the family is affected by the untrained and mischievous Pal as he learns what it means to live in his new owner's
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home. Arthur takes on the challenging task of training his puppy so that he can stay with his family.

Genre: This is an excellent example of fantasy. You have animals who talk and take on the roles of humans. Arthur's aardvark family is characteristic of the make belief and imaginary elements of a fantasy tale. The characters in this book take on human characteristics that you would expect in the situations presented. You have upset and frustrated parents who don't like the puppy destroying their home. You have a annoying yet almost helpful sister who seems to get in the way more than she means to. And then you have Arthur, who is fearful that if his puppy is not properly trained will be taken away.
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LibraryThing member tfink
Arthur is overjoyed when he brings home his new puppy, Pal. But when Arthur forgets to close Pal's gate, the puppy goes wild! It's a good thing Arthur has some training tricks up his sleeve! I like that this book is easy for students to relate with.
LibraryThing member P.Vermeland
"Arthur's New Puppy" is a story about Arthur and his family getting a new puppy. The story follows Arthur through the struggles of owning a new pet, and how much responsibility it can be. The book is very enjoyable and fun to read, just like all the other ones in the series. The major theme in this
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book is responsibility, and I think it would be appropriate for grades pre-K to 3rd grade.
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LibraryThing member Fjola
I didn't think it was all that great, but it's a safe read for a 3 year old although some of the behavior displayed in the story is annoying ...
LibraryThing member lmeza
I think I will welcome Arthur into our family!
LibraryThing member mariah21
This was one of the books I read for my read aloud, and i really liked it. Arthur's whole collection is classic and the way little kids can relate to it makes it a favorite. This one was about Arthur getting a new puppy and all the responisbilites and mistakes that occur along the way!
LibraryThing member Js126863
In the book Arthur's New Puppy by Marc Brown, Arthur get a new puppy. He convinces his mom that the puppy is to lonely all by himself in the garage, so she lets him stay in the house. When the puppy, whos name is Pal, stays in the house, he destroys everything. When Arthur goes to school the next
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day, his friends tell him scary stories about when they had a bad puppy their parents got rid of the the puppy. So after school Arthur rushed home to start training Pal. After a few days, Arthur had Pal trained. He wanted to show his parents how goof Pal was, so he had a show for them to showcase Pals' tricks. After the show, Arthur's parents decided to allow Arthur to keep the puppy in the house because they were so proud of him.

I really enjoyed this book because it shows kids what they can expect when they have a pet and what goes into caring for the animal. It also shows them that if you work hard and are persistent about something, it will pay off in the end. It teaches kids that pets take responsibility.

This book could have been extended by showing how Arthur trained his puppy to like his leash and enjoys going on walks.
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LibraryThing member b.duggins13
Arthur gets a new puppy and he is so happy, but then he has to train this puppy. It turned out to be harder then Arthur excepted. The dog starts tearing up the house and going wild. Arthur tried but the dog continued to make a mess. Arthur even had trouble walking the dog. Arthur continued to train
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the dog and finally he started to listen.
I personal liked this book because Arthur never gave up on his dog. YOu should never give up on something and continue trying your best.
In the classroom you can set up a game that you know may be hard for the kids, but encourage them to continue on till them get it.
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LibraryThing member tbarne9
I really enjoyed this book. I was about 6 when I had my first experience with this book and I have loved it ever since. I really liked how it tied in realistic responsibilities with a fictional story. While the characters are talking aardvarks, the responsibilities of getting a puppy are realistic.
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I think a child would really be interested in this story and maybe even learn something from it. They could also read the book and relate to it. They could see how Pal behaved in the book and relate it to their own experiences of owning a dog. Another thing I like about this book is the use of dialog. There is a lot of conversations and I think that is easier for some children to visualize. A fun was to read this book would be giving people parts and reading it similar to a play. You could have someone read the lines of each character and then one for the narrator! I also like how relatable this book was when it came to the plot and setting. The story takes place at Arthur's home and briefly at school. Anyone can relate to this and say that their dog messed up a room in their house. The pictures also enhance this story. You can really see the mess that Pal makes in the kitchen and then in the living room. The details in the illustrations are critical to the story. The main idea of this story is that it is a big responsibility to own and train a dog, but if you take the time and effort into the dog, it will be much easier along the way.
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LibraryThing member quondame
It's Arthur, it's a puppy. It is what it is, an episode.


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