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Arthur's Computer Disaster: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  507 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Arthur loves playing games on his mother's computer, but when he uses it without permission, chaos ensues. Arthur and his cohorts search desperately for a solution, and in the process learn a lesson about following rules and respecting others. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1997)
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Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Now as you have all noticed, my bookshelf is filled up with dozens of “Arthur” books since I am a huge fan of the series! “Arthur’s Computer Disaster” is about how Arthur wanted to play a computer game while his mother is away, but then gets into big trouble when he accidentally breaks his mom’s computer. “Arthur’s Computer Disaster” is one of Marc Brown’s most hilarious “Arthur” books ever created!

One day, Arthur was begging his mom to let him play “Deep, Dark Sea” on her computer and his mothe
Jamie Winslow
Sep 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
In this story Arthur loves to play his Deep Dark Sea computer game. His mother tells him not to play the game because she needs the computer for work. When she is gone Arthur and his friend Buster start to play the game anyways. Something went wrong and Arthur thought he broke the computer. Him, Buster and D. W. went out to find ways to try and fix the computer before their mother got home and figured out that Arthur disobeyed orders. They were out of luck and when their mother came home Arthur ...more
Amanda Hughes
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve always been a fan of the Arthur series, and watched it all the time on PBS as a child. The illustrations are neat, characters are fun, and the books always have a good lesson within them. This one particularly shows the importance of listening to your parents and that there are consequences for not doing the right thing. Great for the classroom.
Kaelin Miller
I liked this book. Arthur is a good book series, and it always was. I used to watch the show all the time as a child on the PBS kids channel. It teaches lessons about life and that's great for children.
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Arthur's Mom tells him not to play a game on the computer because she needs the computer for work. When she is gone Arthur and his friend Buster start to play the game anyways. Something went wrong and Arthur thought he broke the computer. Him, Buster and D. W. went out to find ways to try and fix the computer before their Mom got home. They couldn't figure it out and when their Mom came home Arthur confessed what he had done. She said it was a simple problem and she knew how to fix it but she w ...more
Darth J
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'd like to say that this series as a whole is excellent for kids. There are plenty of great wholesome messages of encouragement and inclusivity without coming off as preachy. I read some of these books as a kid, and I revisit them again as an adult when I read them to children. The young audience is opened up to many paths in life by seeing how the different characters interact with each other and deal with the various situations they are in. A big part of the series is saying that it's okay to ...more
Danielle Simmons
This book can be something seen in our daily lives as children. This book directly relates to some parts of everyone's childhoods. We have all had that time when we were not supposed to touch or do something at home, and mom and dad tell us not to do it. In this story, Arthur, Buster, and DW are told not to touch the computer to play Deep, Dark Sea, but Arthur disobeys. They try to fix it, but they cannot. This leads to Arthur having to admit to his mom what happened. This book teaches children ...more
Chelsea Bucci
Feb 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This story teaches kids the importance of listening to their parents. Arthur's mom told him not to touch the computer all day. However, he really wanted to play his computer game. Arthur and Buster end up breaking the keyboard to the computer. They try every possible way to fix the keyboard from asking their friend Buster to going to a computer store to have it professional fixed. Artur finally admits to his mom after dinner that he broke it. He then gets punished for disobeying what his mother ...more
Oct 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Arthur uses the computer to play a game when he is not supposed to. Arthur then "breaks" the computer. Arther stresses himself out trying to fix the computer and then he finally comes clean to his mother about what he has done. This book does a good job of showing how it is important to admit our mistakes as well as the forgiving nature of parents.I would use this book to help illustrate taking responsibility for one's actions and choices in the classroom.
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: family
This Arthur book deals with solving problems and listening to your parents. Arthur goes onto the computer, even though he is not allowed, and believes that he breaks it. In the end, the computer is fine, but Arthur is still punished for lying about being on the computer and going on in the first place.
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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.
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