Arthur's Really Helpful Bedtime Stories
Brown, Marc Tolon
. Random House . NY
PZ8.B77 Ar 1998 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
MetadataShow full item record
Among the book's ten stories are TH (26) and LM (40). In the former, Buster is always in a hurry; he does not stop to smell the flowers. If Buster wins, he will train the tortoise into a world-class runner. If the tortoise wins, the two will have a long, slow breakfast every day, and the tortoise will teach Buster all about the flowers. After the race, the two of them become good friends, and Buster stops to smell the flowers. Even though some of them make him sneeze, he is too polite to mention it. In the latter, Binky the lion, as the mouse points out, does not look much like a lion. The moral here is cleverly inserted into the story in the mouth of the mouse when he answers the lion's snarl: After all, one good turn deserves another. Marc Brown's faces are often delightful. Do not miss his spirited illustrations for The Frog Prince. The girl who meets the three bears is named D.W.