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Arthur's First Sleepover: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series)

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Arthur invites Buster and the Brain to a backyard sleepover. The boys have heard rumors about alien sightings, and they run for their lives when they see strange flashing lights in the distance. Things return to normal, however, when they discover that the "alien" is from the planet D.W. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1994)
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Ashly Schuette
In Arthur's First Sleepover, Arthur invites his friends the Brain and Buster over for a sleepover. The talk around the town that day is that someone spotted an alien ship in the sky. This leads into the intensity of the boy's sleepover that night in the yard. They are spooked by sounds, footsteps, lights, but they all turn out to be Arthur's family or the pizza delivery guy. Arthur and his friend's stay up most of the night telling stories, and doing everything except for sleep.

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Probably one of the more terrifying Arthur books, which sees the town living in fear of an alien invasion. We see Arthur, Buster, and Brain crumbling with the threat of invasion, while D.W., ever the stalwart warrior, laughs in the face of the unknown. You can't really go wrong with Arthur books, I like pretty much all that I have read.
I don't really like Arthur books or shows or movies or anything to do with Arthur. I don't know what came first, the book or the show, but I'm pretty sure I've watched this story before, so it was easy to make the voices. This is another book Deacon picked up from his school library.
Love the TV show!!!! Even now
Monalisa Johnson-brown
This is about Arthur and his friends. he wanted to have a sleepover but his friend Buster had a problem but Arthur's mom solved it. They had the sleepover and Arthur's dad brought them pizzas and told them it was bedtime after. They were telling scary stories when they saw a light like it is moving, they thought it was real and ran with the tent and ended up charging into a tree. It was his sister D. W. playing tricks on him. He played one on her and she got so scared that she started to scream.
Sue Pak
The children are very familiar with Arthur and it's television show. Kids like things that are familiar to them. You can make text-to-text connections with other Arthur books, or text-to-self connections. You can also talk about being kind to others and not pulling pranks.

I recommend the Arthur books to any grade. Kids from kindergarten all the way to fifth will love reading and hearing these books.
Shelby Everitt
Arthur's First Sleepover is a really cute story about Arthur having his first sleepover while the town says they saw a spaceship. His sister decides to prank him and his friends into thinking there is a real spaceship. However, Arthur gets her back. They all have a great time. I love the Arthur books and would definitely read them to my class.
As a huge fan of the television series, I was greatly disappointed at the lazy and sub-par writing of the books. The illustrations are very poorly done as well (especially if you have older editions of the books). Not good. just watch the show; it's on at seven on PBS every morning.
Lacey Mcmanaway
This book is great for teaching how to use prior knowledge. It also useful for showing friendship and sibling bonds. It is a slightly lengthy book, but makes a great read aloud. They students love to make predictions throughout the story.
Kelsey Nauert
Arthur plans his very first sleepover and D.W. is determined to scare the boys. The joke is on her though because they end up scaring her. This can teach students about sibling relationships, that you should be friends not enemies.
May 27, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens
This is a fun book in the "Arthur" series. The anticipation of a sleepover combined with the hijinks that go on during it bring back lots of memories and is very engaging for children. It's a good book to read aloud.
Arthur has a sleepover outdoors, but beware of aliens! Of course it is just DW scaring them, and Arthur and his pals scare her back with their own alien.
good early reader, using text to relate to the television show many of the stories hae been repeated in the show. growing up
Mommy says: Oh, that naughty D.W. My kids (5yo and 3yo) love Arthur and D.W. books right now.
This was a great book and I enjoyed all of the books in the Arthur book series
I always enjoyed reading the books and watching the TV show.
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