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Arthur's Mystery Envelope

Written by Marc Brown

Illustrated by Marc Brown

Reviewed by Annika S. (age 7)

Arthur's Mystery Envelope

Have you ever gone to the principal’s office? Arthur’s Mystery Envelope is about a character named Arthur and he gets in trouble for playing a game. He made up a game called milk hockey and he has to go to the principal's office and the principal gives him an envelope. He and his friends have to figure out what’s in it. When he gets home his sister D.W. asks what’s in it. He pretends that nothing is in it. But D.W. forces him to tell him. So Arthur says the principal gave it to him. She skipped down the hall and stops. She stops because she bumped into her mom. Her mom is a bank accountant. D.W. says Arthurs has a weird envelope. Arthur’s mom was about to ask Arthur about his envelope. But then, the phone rings and she picks it up. At dinner time, Arthur puts the envelope in the laundry basket. He doesn’t eat because he’s focused on the envelope. If you want to find out the ending, you have to read the book!

I really like Arthur’s Secret Envelope. My favorite part is when Arthur gets in trouble because I want to find out what happens to Arthur. It reminds me of when I have something secret and I don’t want to tell my mom. The book made me feel excited because I wanted to know the ending. I like Arthur’s sister D.W. because she is funny and because she was interested in Arthur’s envelope. He pretended it was nothing. I think the book is special in it’s own way because his friends each have their own personalities. I enjoy the book because it makes me laugh.

I think this book is good for grades 1-4. If you like stories where people get in trouble, you will like this one because Arthur gets in trouble. If you're one of those people who doesn’t like long chapter books this one is not too long. If you like mysteries, you might like this one because Arthur and his friends have the figure out what’s in the envelope.