Arthur Babysits (An Arthur Adventure)
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Arthur Babysits (Arthur Adventure Series)

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D.W. volunteers Arthur to babysit the terrible Tibble twins, notorious for their mischief. The situation gets out of control, but Arthur comes up with a great idea to get the twins to behave. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Published September 1st 1994 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 1992)
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“Arthur Babysits” is another one of Marc Brown’s fantastic “Arthur” series about the importance of responsibility. In this story, Arthur has his hands full as he baby-sits a pair of troublesome twins when their mother is out of town. “Arthur Babysits” is truly a cute tale about the trials of babysitting that children will love for many years.

Marc Brown has done it again as he writes a brilliant story about the importance of being responsible when babysitting other people’s children. I love the...more
I enjoyed reading this book and seeing what would happen because I really didn't know what the conclusion would be. I think this book would be good to teach students beginning, middle, and end because all the 3 parts can be easily described and pointed out. The beginning arthur offered to babysit. The middle Arthur got nervous and at first did a bad job babysitting. The end he calmed the boys down with a story and was asked to babysit again.
Haley Herman
The Arthur series never disappoints, but the reason I gave this particular title three stars is because the twins get away with absolutely everything they did to poor Arthur completely scot-free, just because they happen to be behaving when grandma gets home. And the only reason they were behaving is because Arthur lied to them and told them that phony story.
Perhaps children could get the idea that a) It is okay to lie to scare someone into behaving and b) You should only behave when your parent...more
Krysta Jenkins
"Arthur Babysits" is about Arthur's worries about babysitting. The illustrations help to enhance what the text on the page tell the reader. Dark colors make up the background of the twin's home in the beginning of the story to express the dread all the adults feel for the roudy twin boys. But, bright colors surround the rest of the characters in the book. Full bleed pages are most common in the book, but a few illustrations have boarders around them and multiple pictures are shown on one page in...more
Laura Gibbs
Everyone loves Arthur books! This one was about Arthur babysitting someone besides his sisters for the first time: the tibble twins! Before he goes, his sister and all his friends talk to him about how horrible the boys are and Arthur gets really nervous! As soon as he gets there, they go wild and start doing things like knocking things over while playing cowboys/Indians, throwing cards, and tying Arthur up to a chair in the game of cowboys and Indians. All through this, D.W. is calling and chec...more
Cory Schulz
Judging by the cover, it looks like Arthur has to babysit some twins wearing cowboy hats and lassos. Like any kids in this first time experience, Arthur is really nervous about all of this responsibilities when taking care of someone that is not his family. It was not until he talked to his parents when he felt comfortable with the situation because this parents reassured him. I could see this as another lesson on responsibility and not freaking out over the little things.
April Smith
Arthur takes his responsibilities seriously while babysitting. He teaches children how to take responsibility and following through with what you have committed to. Arthur sets a very good example of how to handle tough situations and teaches children not to give up.
Ashlyn Barker
Loved these books as a child and after reading them again, I still think they're great! Children who have watched the show will find this series of books to be somewhat predictable - which is helpful for interesting and engaging newer readers.
Aubree Cash
I read Arthur babysits because I used to love the show as a kid. Arthur always has smart plans and this shows his great thinking skills. Very mature. I would read this book to 1st or 2nd grade to show intelligence and responsibility.
Mommy says: OK, we didn't read the board book for Pete's sake, but that's the only choice Goodreads gave me. Anyway, Cana picked this one out because she loves Arthur books and has discovered the Arthur section of the library. I suspect we'll be reading a lot more Arthur and D.W. in the coming weeks. Anyhoo, this is a tale about Arthur babysitting two hellions and how he tricks them into behaving. Wish he could come to my house!
Another Arthur adventure classic. I especially love the theme music associated with the television series for Arthur which rings in my head as I read another Arthur selection. Great book for young beginning readers and children who love Arthur and the television series associated with it!
This book has suddenly come into heavy rotation. Tommy likes that one of the lively twins shares his name. I think Danny envisions himself as a future babysitter, but he definitely enjoys the depictions of babysitting gone awry (poop and barf, among other things).
In this book Arthur is asked to babysit the Tibble twins, who are known for being terrible. When he goes to babysit them they tie him up and do other naughty things, but eventually he finds a way to tame them. This book was pretty funny.
I'm not the Arthur fan S is but this story is a good one. He keeps hos promises, learns how to gain the respect of some youngins (the only humans I've ever seen in an Arthur book), and accepts help from his sister.
A lot of children can relate to the difficulities of babysitting with this book. Would be great for children to read on their own.
good early reader, using text to relate to the television show many of the stories hae been repeated in the show.
Getting a little old forthis format, but great reading aloud to my little brother and sister.
The Arthur books are great fun reads, good stories and pictures.
Arthur babysits the Tommy and Timmy Tibble.
Tammy Kesteloot
I read this with my son.
Cute read. Kids love it?
Kind of iffy with this one
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Marc Tolon Brown is perhaps best known for his Arthur series of children's books.

He lives on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City with his wife, Laurie Krasny Brown. He has three children, sons Tolon and Tucker, and daughter Eliza. The names of his two sons have been hidden in all of the Arthur books except for one: Arthur's Tooth.
More about Marc Brown...
Arthur's Eyes (Arthur Adventure Series) Arthur's Halloween (Arthur Adventure Series) Arthur's New Puppy (Arthur Adventure Series) Arthur's Valentine (Arthur Adventure Series) Arthur Writes a Story (Arthur Adventure Series)

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