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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.


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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.

30 review for Arthur's Computer Disaster: An Arthur Adventure

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ronyell

    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 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 mother let him play the game. The next day, Arthur wanted to use the computer to play the rest of the game, but his mother told him to not use the computer since she has to use the computer to do her taxes. However, when Arthur’s mother had to run back to the office that day, Arthur and Buster played with Arthur’s mother’s computer anyway. But when Arthur and Buster played with the computer too much, they ended up knocking the keyboard to the ground the screen went blank! Marc Brown never ceases to amaze me with his lovable characters in the “Arthur” series. This time, Marc Brown has done an excellent job at writing this story as he explains the importance of listening to your parents and the consequences of not listening to your parents’ warnings. I love the way that Marc Brown shows the consequences that Arthur has to face when he disobeys his mother and that will help show children about the consequences of disobedience. Marc Brown’s illustrations are as always highly creative as the characters have animal heads and human bodies and I loved the expressions on the characters’ faces especially of Arthur’s scared expression when he accidentally breaks his mother’s computer. Overall, “Arthur’s Computer Disaster” is a brilliant book for children who need to know about the consequences of disobedience while having a great time with Arthur and the gang! I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book (but when you really think about it, the “Arthur” series is pretty kid-friendly overall).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Winslow

    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 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 confessed what he had done when his mother went in to use the computer. She said it was a simple problem and she knew how to fix it but she was still disappointed in Arthur for disobeying. He was grounded for computer games for a week and him and his sister had to go get ready for bed. When they were waiting for their mother to come tuck them in they discovered that she was playing the video game and liked it as much as Arthur did and could not stop playing so the kids went on to bed.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karissa Crofoot

    I would classify this book as fiction, more specifically contemporary Realistic Fiction. The reason I chose to read this book was that I have always loved the Arthur series both on PBS and in written format. This book teaches kids the lessons of listening to your parents and asking for help when you need it. The story is about Arthur who is very invested in a new computer game. He is constantly asking to play it and is told yes most of the time but on one occasion he's told no. Despite being tol I would classify this book as fiction, more specifically contemporary Realistic Fiction. The reason I chose to read this book was that I have always loved the Arthur series both on PBS and in written format. This book teaches kids the lessons of listening to your parents and asking for help when you need it. The story is about Arthur who is very invested in a new computer game. He is constantly asking to play it and is told yes most of the time but on one occasion he's told no. Despite being told no he still plays the game. After getting invested in the game, he drops the keyboard and thinks that he breaks the computer. Overall, highly recommend this series always got me to read more and always had a moral or life lesson tied into the story. Recommend it to any child that likes to watch their favorite characters come alive on TV.

  4. 4 out of 5

    N

    This book is a great lesson on listening to your parents AND knowing when/ how to talk to your parents when something is wrong. Arthur gets a new video game and wants to play it constantly. He plays with it when he's not supposed to and it breaks. He and Buster go through all sorts of problem solving issues to try and fix it before mom comes home and needs the computer again. The computer pictured is exceptionally outdated and might keep kids from pulling it off the shelf, but the lesson hods up This book is a great lesson on listening to your parents AND knowing when/ how to talk to your parents when something is wrong. Arthur gets a new video game and wants to play it constantly. He plays with it when he's not supposed to and it breaks. He and Buster go through all sorts of problem solving issues to try and fix it before mom comes home and needs the computer again. The computer pictured is exceptionally outdated and might keep kids from pulling it off the shelf, but the lesson hods up today-- it's not about tech, it's about admitting when you're wrong.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Megan Gavin

    This book brought me straight back to my childhood. It is about Arthur, who is playing a game on his mom's computer. She tells him not to because she has to work on it for her job. He plays anyways and breaks the computer. It turns out that his mom only had to jiggle the switch a little bit, and everything turned out fine (with the exception of getting punished of course). This story would be great for a lesson on following directions and listening to your parents.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Hughes

    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.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Asho

    This book amused me, mostly because it's already so dated. Who uses a desktop computer? My 6-year-old is a fan of Arthur so he enjoyed this. We did have a good discussion about not messing with mom's computer and what a bad idea that would be. I had the same reaction I have to most TV tie-in books, which was "meh".

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Demsky

    Arthur loves playing games on his mother's computer but using it without permission creates chaos - in trying to figure out how to fix his problems he learns a lesson about following rules and respecting others property. He also shows us what NOT to do on a computer also shows the starting point of using computers! The illustrations help to add to the pure enjoyment of the book!

  9. 4 out of 5

    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.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    This book teaches kids the value of doing what your parent says and also teaches the importance if admitting and asking fir help when you do something wrong.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mike Stopka

    A very fun book Kama leads us through Arthur and not listening to his parents and running the computer.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    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 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 was still disappointed in Arthur for disobeying. He was grounded for computer games for a week and him and his sister had to go get ready for bed. When they were waiting for their mother to come tuck them in they discovered that she was playing the video game and liked it as much as Arthur did and could not stop playing so the kids went on to bed. I do like how his Mom punished Arthur, but I don't like how she didn't tuck them into bed because she was sucked into playing a computer game. I think she should have stopped long enough to say goodnight.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Darth J

    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 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 learn and explore new skills, as many of Arthur's friends and family are involved with extracurricular activities such as sports and music. There are even themes of bullying and socio-economic classes presented in a way that is simple and appropriate for children to grasp. The books aren't old school like many other classic children's series, but continue to grow and evolve to meet each new generation's needs, such as dealing with technology.

  14. 4 out of 5

    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 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 that obeying and respecting your mom and dad is a big thing in life. The book relates this message to children in a creative way.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Bucci

    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 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 told him.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carman

    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.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ealthafer

    Everyone knows Arthur and all his friends! This book is a good for readers who are jsut beginning longer books. Students like the story because they know Arthur and all the other characters in the story. The words used in the story are easy for the most part and the "trickier" words can be easily sounded out.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    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.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Vu

    This book would be good for predicting. There are several great spots to stop and predict what will happen next (Sebin's lesson) put STOP bookmarks in book for students to know it's time to stop and I'll out worksheet on I wonder...prediction Good lesson on honesty and obeying

  20. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    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.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Angie Mills

    Great book to use to help children talk about obedience and consequences. The children really relate to Arthur and the events in the book.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Christa♥

    I liked arthur books, my fav character was buster.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Eliza

    don't get to envolved in a computer game

  24. 4 out of 5

    Christi

    good moral. decent story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cana

    Mommy says: We love Arthur books. Sigh.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    I love Arthur and have mainly seen the tv shows. The illustrations in the book definitely play up the young age of Arthur, whereas I forget that during the tv show.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I love Arthur books, always have and always will! I like this book too because there is a lesson to be learned.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    good early reader, using text to relate to the television show many of the stories hae been repeated in the show.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gretchen

    Reminds me of my childhood! This is a good one for kids who have a hard time walking away from a computer or video game.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    More adventures of Arthur, as he "breaks" his monther's computer while playing video games when he was told not to.

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