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Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for. Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for.


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Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for. Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for.

30 review for Arthur's Pet Business

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Arthur wants a puppy, and his parents agree to him having one, but only if he can prove to them that he's responsible. To prove that he can be responsible Arthur starts a pet sitting business. His first and most challenging client is Mrs. Woods dog, Perky. Arthur not only proves how responsible he can be, but receives a special gift. Arthur wants a puppy, and his parents agree to him having one, but only if he can prove to them that he's responsible. To prove that he can be responsible Arthur starts a pet sitting business. His first and most challenging client is Mrs. Woods dog, Perky. Arthur not only proves how responsible he can be, but receives a special gift.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eleanor Stout

    It was the best book ever and it was great.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ronyell

    “Arthur’s Pet Business” is one of the “Pal the Puppy” trilogies in the “Arthur” series written by Marc Brown. This time, Arthur has his hands full as he tries to start a pet business to prove to his parents that he is responsible enough to own a puppy. “Arthur’s Pet Business” is truly a great book for children to learn about the importance of responsibility. Marc Brown has done it again in detailing Arthur’s latest dilemma by using the topic of responsibility. Marc Brown gives the readers a chan “Arthur’s Pet Business” is one of the “Pal the Puppy” trilogies in the “Arthur” series written by Marc Brown. This time, Arthur has his hands full as he tries to start a pet business to prove to his parents that he is responsible enough to own a puppy. “Arthur’s Pet Business” is truly a great book for children to learn about the importance of responsibility. Marc Brown has done it again in detailing Arthur’s latest dilemma by using the topic of responsibility. Marc Brown gives the readers a chance to learn about the importance when Arthur learns to be responsible as he tries to take care of other people’s pets. This situation proves to be a good insight for children who want to learn about what it takes to take care of pets and how it is important to be responsible with your pets so that your pets can live to be healthy and safe in the long run. Marc Brown’s illustrations are creative as he makes Arthur look like a humanoid version of an aardvark who wears a yellow sweater and blue jeans. I also love the way that Marc Brown illustrates Perky the dog as a mean-looking and prudish dog with sharp fangs and wild looking hair, which indicates that she is truly a monster not to be dealt with. “Arthur’s Pet Business” is the perfect story about the responsibility of taking care of a pet and how hard work has its own rewards. I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since I do not see anything inappropriate about this book. From my Epinions Review: http://www99.epinions.com/review/Arth...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tonya

    My son picked out this book to read because he really likes to watch the show Arthur on TV. I also like the show when it comes on TV but I wasn't really to fond of reading the book. I began to look more into the writing to see what I did like about the book and what I didn't like. One of the writing crafts that I think the author used was a sense of place. I think he really tried to make the reader feel as if they were at Arthur's home and see how hard it was for him to run his pet business. I d My son picked out this book to read because he really likes to watch the show Arthur on TV. I also like the show when it comes on TV but I wasn't really to fond of reading the book. I began to look more into the writing to see what I did like about the book and what I didn't like. One of the writing crafts that I think the author used was a sense of place. I think he really tried to make the reader feel as if they were at Arthur's home and see how hard it was for him to run his pet business. I don't think that he used this aspect of writing very well because too much of the writing consisted of what each character was saying and not really setting the mood as much. For example, each sentence would be a different phrase from different characters in the book and then it would say the character who said it at the end of the phrase. At times this was getting very annoying because as I was reading the book I wouldn't know how to change my voice if I was a different character because I wouldn't know who was talking until after the phrase was said. I also thought that conversation phrases shouldn't make up 90 percent of a book in general. If your telling a story then you have to have some story lines in the book and not just a bunch of conversations like you do on TV. I liked the idea of them using conversation to express the characters in the story and I would tell my students to use that if I was a writing teacher but I would tell them to not let it take over their entire book like this author did.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    this is another book that i used in an Author study of Marc Brown. In this book Arthur wants to show his parents that he can be responsiable enough to own a pet. He does this by opening his own pet business.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I'm not a huge Arthur fan, but my kids are. With a new dog in our house adding to its relevance, this book has made it onto our storytime docket three days this week. (If the children had their way, it would have been four, but I squawked.) I'm not a huge Arthur fan, but my kids are. With a new dog in our house adding to its relevance, this book has made it onto our storytime docket three days this week. (If the children had their way, it would have been four, but I squawked.)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Arnela

    A cute and simple story about Arthur wanting a puppy, but to earn one he has to prove that he's responsible enough to care for a dog. And what better way to prove you're responsible enough to take care of an animal but to take care of OTHER people's animals? Admittedly most of the writing is character dialogue instead of a mix of dialogue and actions. I've only ever seen mostly dialogue in comic books, usually a kids book will somewhat describe what the characters are doing, but this one seems to A cute and simple story about Arthur wanting a puppy, but to earn one he has to prove that he's responsible enough to care for a dog. And what better way to prove you're responsible enough to take care of an animal but to take care of OTHER people's animals? Admittedly most of the writing is character dialogue instead of a mix of dialogue and actions. I've only ever seen mostly dialogue in comic books, usually a kids book will somewhat describe what the characters are doing, but this one seems to rely solely on the illustrations to make up the "what the characters are doing and where they are in their environment". It makes sense, show with images talking with words, but after reading so many books, regardless of how much or how little illustration there is, I find it really weird to not have so little [if any] descriptors about what the characters are actively doing before, as, and after they speak.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Morton

    It's Arthur....right? If you have liked the rest of the Arthur series then you will like this one. In this book Franklin proves that he is ready for his own pet by showing he can be responsible for his neighbor and friend's pets. There is a happy ending. Gasp! It's Arthur....right? If you have liked the rest of the Arthur series then you will like this one. In this book Franklin proves that he is ready for his own pet by showing he can be responsible for his neighbor and friend's pets. There is a happy ending. Gasp!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hααlεч ♥ Fιѕнεя

    I love Arthur! Always have. I've noticed (as an adult) that D.W. is extra bratty, which I remembered but it's so much more than that. XP I love Arthur! Always have. I've noticed (as an adult) that D.W. is extra bratty, which I remembered but it's so much more than that. XP

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Fortier

    I can't believe Arthur only got paid ten bucks to watch a lady's dog for a week and deliver some puppies. He got screwed. I can't believe Arthur only got paid ten bucks to watch a lady's dog for a week and deliver some puppies. He got screwed.

  11. 5 out of 5

    LaRae Steen

    Happy Birthday, Marc Brown November 25, 1945.. Always loved watching Arthur with my kids.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Indy

    A well-developed children's story about being responsible as a pet keeper. Good to educate kids and children about pets, how to keep pets, and responsibility. A well-developed children's story about being responsible as a pet keeper. Good to educate kids and children about pets, how to keep pets, and responsibility.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lawrence Palmer

    This book goes through Arthur's journey of taking care of neighbor's pets and learning the responsibility of owning a pet. This book goes through Arthur's journey of taking care of neighbor's pets and learning the responsibility of owning a pet.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Good Genius

    Nice story on responsibility of owning a pet.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Demsky

    Arthur, deciding to start a Pet Business to prove he can care for a puppy runs into all sorts of calamities taking care of all the pets he finds!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melinda Christensen

    Arthur's books are wonderful for kids to read. They are based on true life stories so children can learn from them. Arthur wanted a puppy of his own, but his parents wanted him to prove himself responsible before he got a pet. Arthur set up his own pet business and practically ran himself ragged, but his work paid off! Arthur's books are wonderful for kids to read. They are based on true life stories so children can learn from them. Arthur wanted a puppy of his own, but his parents wanted him to prove himself responsible before he got a pet. Arthur set up his own pet business and practically ran himself ragged, but his work paid off!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenny williams

    Marc Brown does an exquisite job with the entire Arthur series. Each and every book sets a great example for children whether it be a lesson in responsibility or leading by example and simply showing how to approach situations. Arthur's pet business is one of the books that sets the best example. Although most kids reading Arthur books can't fully understand the messages they should be seeing, it gives them a chance to because they can relate to Arthur like he's regular just like them. Arthur sh Marc Brown does an exquisite job with the entire Arthur series. Each and every book sets a great example for children whether it be a lesson in responsibility or leading by example and simply showing how to approach situations. Arthur's pet business is one of the books that sets the best example. Although most kids reading Arthur books can't fully understand the messages they should be seeing, it gives them a chance to because they can relate to Arthur like he's regular just like them. Arthur shows great responsibility and maturity when he takes on the task of getting a new puppy and ends up with way more than he bargained for. Not only does he have to tend to a new puppy, he ends up having so many pets to take care of that he starts his own pet business. At that age, even taking care of a puppy would be hard enough and through the hardships and struggles he perseveres till the very end. I love the Arthur series and this book especially. A on the grading scale.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Bye

    Arthur wants a pet dog more than anything, and his parents decide he may get one if he proves he’s responsible. He opens up a pet sitting business and takes care of many neighborhood pets. The worst of them all is Perky, better known as Jaws by the mailman. Arthur dedicates himself to the business and at the end of the week, Perky has puppies and he gets to keep one. This story was very cute and showed that hard work really does pay off! Arthur persevered through a very stressful weekend of cari Arthur wants a pet dog more than anything, and his parents decide he may get one if he proves he’s responsible. He opens up a pet sitting business and takes care of many neighborhood pets. The worst of them all is Perky, better known as Jaws by the mailman. Arthur dedicates himself to the business and at the end of the week, Perky has puppies and he gets to keep one. This story was very cute and showed that hard work really does pay off! Arthur persevered through a very stressful weekend of caring for other peoples pets. It has many great lessons that children should learn and is told in a way I believe children will connect with and understand. I think this book would be great to read aloud to a class at the beginning of the school year when discussing characteristics of good students because responsibility is important in learning. You could ask students how they can be responsible in the classroom.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Marc Brown always does a wonderful job with the books in the Arthur series. In this one, Arthur wants a pet. His parents tell him that he has to show that he can be responsible, so he starts his own business caring for other people's pets. He thinks it is going to be simple, until he has to take care of a very mean dog named Perky, and then Perky gets lost! Kids (and adults!) love Arthur because he is just a normal kid with common problems. Children can identify with Arthur, and love to read his Marc Brown always does a wonderful job with the books in the Arthur series. In this one, Arthur wants a pet. His parents tell him that he has to show that he can be responsible, so he starts his own business caring for other people's pets. He thinks it is going to be simple, until he has to take care of a very mean dog named Perky, and then Perky gets lost! Kids (and adults!) love Arthur because he is just a normal kid with common problems. Children can identify with Arthur, and love to read his adventures. Brown is so skilled at crafting plots that children will enjoy, and he handles both fun and tough topics in a genuine manner that resonate with kids. Additionally, the illustrations are bright, detailed, and always accompany the text perfectly. Any Arthur book will be one that children will enjoy!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ariel Russell

    This book belongs to the fantasy genre and the intended age range is elementary school. Arthur wants a pet so he decides to show he is responsible enough for his parents to give him a pet by starting his own pet-sitter business. In the end Arthur gets a new pet puppy from one of his clients by doing good deeds and being responsible. This book shows the audience that even when times are tough if you remain responsible and are focused then the outcome could be rewarding. Also the connection with f This book belongs to the fantasy genre and the intended age range is elementary school. Arthur wants a pet so he decides to show he is responsible enough for his parents to give him a pet by starting his own pet-sitter business. In the end Arthur gets a new pet puppy from one of his clients by doing good deeds and being responsible. This book shows the audience that even when times are tough if you remain responsible and are focused then the outcome could be rewarding. Also the connection with families and friends being there to support one another. I love Arthur books because they always teach a lesson which is great for children in elementary school. The visuals of the book flow with the story and made the story fun.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mattie Troyer

    Hard work does pay off! That is evident in this Arthur book! Arthur works very hard to prove that he is responsible enough to have a pet of his own. He starts his own dog watching business and it takes off! He has his hands full with everyone's pets and making sure they are well taken care of while they are away. Until he loses a dog! He has to hurry and find the dog before the owner gets home and finds out! This book is great, I love Arthur's books! I grew up watching the cartoon and reading so Hard work does pay off! That is evident in this Arthur book! Arthur works very hard to prove that he is responsible enough to have a pet of his own. He starts his own dog watching business and it takes off! He has his hands full with everyone's pets and making sure they are well taken care of while they are away. Until he loses a dog! He has to hurry and find the dog before the owner gets home and finds out! This book is great, I love Arthur's books! I grew up watching the cartoon and reading some of the other books in this series. I am a huge Arthur fan and recommend it to parents with young kids or teachers. They are fun, easy to read books and normally have a positive theme to them. These books are perfect to have laying around for children to read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Holly Chapman

    This is a great book to use when talking about being responsible. In the book, Arthur wants to get a puppy and his parents said he could but only if he was able to show them that he is responsible. To show his parents that he was responsible Arthur opened a pet sitting business. In the end, one of the dogs Arthur was pet sitting has puppies. Arthur's parents think he is responsible and gets one of the puppies the dog he was pet sitting had. You could use this book in the classroom because being This is a great book to use when talking about being responsible. In the book, Arthur wants to get a puppy and his parents said he could but only if he was able to show them that he is responsible. To show his parents that he was responsible Arthur opened a pet sitting business. In the end, one of the dogs Arthur was pet sitting has puppies. Arthur's parents think he is responsible and gets one of the puppies the dog he was pet sitting had. You could use this book in the classroom because being responsible is part of being a successful student and being responsible comes with rewards in the end.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    I know we've read this book before, but it must have been prior to me joining Goodreads, since I haven't logged it yet. It's a simple and fairly standard Arthur story and it has some good dialogue and a lesson about responsibility. We borrowed this book from our local library as part of a kit, with a paperback book and an audio CD. We enjoyed following along with the book as we listened to the CD narrated by Marc Brown. I know we've read this book before, but it must have been prior to me joining Goodreads, since I haven't logged it yet. It's a simple and fairly standard Arthur story and it has some good dialogue and a lesson about responsibility. We borrowed this book from our local library as part of a kit, with a paperback book and an audio CD. We enjoyed following along with the book as we listened to the CD narrated by Marc Brown.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly OutspokenMom

    Arthur proves to his family that he is responsible enough to have a pet of his own By taking excellent care of the pets of others. I am in awe of how Marc Brown has simplified the concept of responsibility, so that it may be understood by my two year old. The author has sucessfully done what was intended . He communicated an important moral concept to a small child , what being responsible is and how doing things morally right can be fun and rewarding. Keep up the good work Marc Brown you are help Arthur proves to his family that he is responsible enough to have a pet of his own By taking excellent care of the pets of others. I am in awe of how Marc Brown has simplified the concept of responsibility, so that it may be understood by my two year old. The author has sucessfully done what was intended . He communicated an important moral concept to a small child , what being responsible is and how doing things morally right can be fun and rewarding. Keep up the good work Marc Brown you are helping me communicate important moral, social, family, and educational values to my child.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Liliana Escamilla

    In this book Arthur learns how to run a business by being able to pet sit for various people. At first he is overwhelmed with all the pets but learns how to deal with it. Arthur learns about responsibility and how to run a business in a bad way and a good way. By learns how to take care of others and animals all leading back to the responsibility that he learns. With this book children can learn how to be responsible. Each student can have a job in the classroom that they must keep up with for t In this book Arthur learns how to run a business by being able to pet sit for various people. At first he is overwhelmed with all the pets but learns how to deal with it. Arthur learns about responsibility and how to run a business in a bad way and a good way. By learns how to take care of others and animals all leading back to the responsibility that he learns. With this book children can learn how to be responsible. Each student can have a job in the classroom that they must keep up with for the week.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Katee

    Summary: Arthur really wants a puppy but he's trying to wait for the right time to ask mom and dad. But D.W. ruins it and his parents say he can have one if he can prove he's responsible. So he starts a pet business. His first task was to watch Perky the dog that the mailman called "jaws." Age: 2nd-4th grade Use: Independent reading Genre: Picture Book Text/Images: images go with text, good detail Topic: Responsibility Social Issues: Summary: Arthur really wants a puppy but he's trying to wait for the right time to ask mom and dad. But D.W. ruins it and his parents say he can have one if he can prove he's responsible. So he starts a pet business. His first task was to watch Perky the dog that the mailman called "jaws." Age: 2nd-4th grade Use: Independent reading Genre: Picture Book Text/Images: images go with text, good detail Topic: Responsibility Social Issues:

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Cline

    We enjoyed this Arthur book, doesn't have a lot of whining, fussing, 'tattle tailing' etc that some of the others do. and it helps teaches responsibility and what if you show you are responsible what it does for you. How it makes you feel and those around you feel. Arthur wants a puppy but first he has to prove to his parents he will take care of one. So he starts a pet sitting business for a week. It was hard at times but he stayed with it and took good care of all that was in his care. We enjoyed this Arthur book, doesn't have a lot of whining, fussing, 'tattle tailing' etc that some of the others do. and it helps teaches responsibility and what if you show you are responsible what it does for you. How it makes you feel and those around you feel. Arthur wants a puppy but first he has to prove to his parents he will take care of one. So he starts a pet sitting business for a week. It was hard at times but he stayed with it and took good care of all that was in his care.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Carter

    Arthur wants a new puppy but first he must learn responsibility. He starts his own pet business and soon there are animals everywhere. One of his little friends gives him a surprise in the end - Perky the dog has puppies and Arthurs gets one of his very own. Great book on patience and responsibility.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Chanelle

    Any Arthur book would be great to read to children, because they promote being responsible, the importance of being yourself, and that you will always have family. I would read the book and then find the episode of Arthur for them to watch. For an activity, students can write about a time when they had to prove that they were responsible and why they had to prove that they were.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Trisha Stragand

    In this story, Author opens a pet business to demonstrate to his parents that he is responsible enough to have a puppy as a pet. Author learns very quickly that running your own business is very hard. However, in the end, his parents allow him to get a pet. This book teaches responsiblity and work ethic.

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