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ARTHUR'S FAMILY VACATION: In this Arthur Adventure, our favorite aardvark is unhappy about going on vacation with his family. But when their trip is rained out and the family ends up stuck in a motel, he shows them how to make the best of a bad situation. ARTHUR GOES TO CAMP: Arthur has had enough of Camp Meadowbrook. The rotten food, poison ivy, and barking counselors make him a very unhappy camper! Homesick Arthur is ready to run away from camp until he inadvertently wins the scavenger hunt for his team.
+-ARTHUR BABYSITS: Arthur's experience babysitting for the terrible Tibble twins is more challenging than he expected! The feisty little ones almost get the best of the adorable aardvark, but he is finally able to settle them down with an imaginative story.
ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT: When Arthur wins the "How I Can Help Make America Great'' contest, he and his classmates are excited about attending the special ceremony at the White House. But when Arthur learns he has to recite his winning essay on TV, he is terrified! When his notes are blown away by the helicopter's wind, it is his irrepressible sister, D.W., who saves the day and underscores Brown's message that, "We can all help to make America great by helping others.''
ARTHUR'S BABY: Arthur is plainly worried about the new baby expected at his house, but his plucky kid sister, D. W. is delighted. While D. W. learns how to diaper and helps her mother pack for the hospital, Arthur keeps his distance. But one day, when D.W. has to ask for Arthur's help to keep Baby Kate from crying, he steps in and learns that the new addition to his family isn't so bad after all.
ARTHUR'S HALLOWEEN: Arthur finds everything about Halloween scary: his little sister's costume, even his morning snack! But he's most afraid of the big spooky house on the corner where no one wants to go trick-or-treating. His fears are eventually soothed once Arthur realizes things don't always turn out the...
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