Buy new:
$4.99
List Price: $7.99
Save: $3.00 (38%)
FREE delivery Tuesday, December 6 on your first order. Order within 7 mins. Details
Arrives before Christmas
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
[{"displayPrice":"$4.99","priceAmount":4.99,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"4","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"99","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"bb%2BzPwhk05CGMxOO0uT%2FYBFpcPlr%2B6SQGiWFOP7h9axMKgiWu6txyAdOMbXieOHMhHMx6sGV9lHa6C8cRD5g22ki6uK%2FyM7%2FsnBkRSJPMhh0YmPgYsHbUz7kkw9V9MGm","locale":"en-CA","buyingOptionType":"NEW"}]
$$4.99 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$4.99
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.
Have one to sell?
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle app

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Authors

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Arthur's Reading Race Paperback – Picture Book, June 11 1996

4.8 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, Picture Book
$4.99
$2.93 $1.69

Enhance your purchase

Frequently bought together

  • Arthur's Reading Race
  • +
  • Arthur's Lost Puppy
  • +
  • Arthur Lost in the Museum
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

The trusted literacy program with five steps to reading success!

a love of reading begins with a single step! Step Into Reading
Cooking with the Grinch by Tish Rabe, illustrated by Tom Brannon Drop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills Uni the Unicorn Uni's First Sleepover by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Brigette Barrager Grumpy Monkey Ready, Set, Bananas! by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang Llama Llama Loses a Tooth by Anna Dewdney Richard Scarry's The Best Mistake Ever! and Other Stories by Richard Scarry
COOKING WITH THE GRINCH DROP IT, ROCKET! UNI THE UNICORN UNI'S FIRST SLEEPOVER GRUMPY MONKEY READY, SET, BANANAS! LLAMA LLAMA LOSES A TOOTH THE BEST MISTAKE EVER! AND OTHER STORIES
Read more from Step into Reading! Grow your heart three sizes with this festive Step 1 story perfect for bakers during the holidays or any time of year! Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird in this Step 1 reader. This Step 2 reader features Uni and friends on a magical fun-filled sleepover. Funny monkey Jim Panzee is reluctant to join the race in the jungle until banana after banana falls from above in this Step 2 reader. Oh no! In this Step 2 reader, Llama Llama has lost his first tooth. I mean, he really lost it! This Step 3 leveled reader has three funny tales about happily resolved misunderstandings in busy, busy world.

Product description

About the Author

Marc Brown is best known as the author and illustrator who created the beloved aardvark Arthur.  This popular character was born one night over twenty years ago, when Brown was telling his oldest son, Tolon, a bedtime story.  Most of the stories he told were about animals, but that night the story just happened to be about an aardvark.  Brown has written and illustrated more than fifty Arthur and D.W. (Arthur's little sister) books since then.  He has also illustrated twelve other books with his wife--author, illustrator, and psychologist Laurie Krasny Brown.

As a child, Marc Brown's passion for drawing was encouraged by his grandmother Thora, who saved his artwork in the bottom drawer of her bureau.  "I knew it must be special," recalls Brown, "because she didn't save many things."  His grandmother later provided an education fund that helped Brown pay for art school.  He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1964 to 1969.

Grandma Thora is just one person in Marc Brown's life who has afforded the inspiration for one of his characters.  Many other characters are based on children he knew while he was growing up and going to school in Mill Creek, Pennsylvania.  His sisters--Bonnie, Colleen, and Kimberly--have all served as models for his characters D.W. and Francine.  Brown patterned Buster after Terry Johnson, his best friend in elementary school, while Mr. Ratburn is based on "the meanest algebra teacher ever."

Brown was born in 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Before he created the Arthur series, he worked at a variety of jobs, including stints as a truck driver, short-order cook, college professor, soda jerk, actor, chicken farmer, and television art director.  Now, in addition to developing the Arthur television series on PBS, Brown continues to create new books both for Random House Children's Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Marc Brown lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Martha's Vineyard with Laurie and their young daughter, Eliza.  He also has two grown sons, Tolon and Tucker.  Brown looks to his three children for inspiration and story ideas.  He also gets many suggestions from children he meets in schools, libraries, and bookstores around the country.  "The most interesting--and the funniest--things," Brown says, "happen in real life."

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers (June 11 1996)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 24 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0679867384
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0679867388
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 70.9 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.39 x 0.28 x 23.01 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

About the authors

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
86 global ratings
5 star
91%
4 star
7%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star
2%

Top review from Canada

Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on June 9, 2022
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

Vijaykumar Hegde
5.0 out of 5 stars B4 time + well packed + great book = I love it :)
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on May 10, 2015
Verified Purchase
JSB
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 4, 2014
Verified Purchase
YouKnowWho
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice book! Bought it for my 3 year old
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 20, 2018
Verified Purchase
itscaaaaait
5.0 out of 5 stars Arthur books are always a favorite for early readers
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 31, 2017
Verified Purchase
Chilly Winters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 22, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse