Dinner at Alberta's

Arthur Crocodile cannot seem to learn table manners until his sister brings her new girlfriend to visit.
Dinner at Alberta s Arthur Crocodile cannot seem to learn table manners until his sister brings her new girlfriend to visit

  • Title: Dinner at Alberta's
  • Author: Russell Hoban JamesMarshall
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Dinner at Alberta's”

    1. Arthur feels like his family is picking on him and refuses to improve his table manners. When the girl saurian he has a crush on invites him over, can he improve in time to make a good impression?

    2. Arthur the crocodile has bad table manners, but makes an effort to improve them when he falls for his sister's new friend, Alberta. Brother and sister get ready for dinner at Alberta's and Arthur learns that his new habits are infectious when he notices Alberta's little brother mimicking his table manners.Marshall's illustrations appear in a sepia palette and do a great job of expressing Arthur's various emotions. I especially liked the pictures that showed him playing his guitar because his tin [...]

    3. Originally published back in 1972, Arthur (a crocodile) shows poor table manners whilst eating with his family. He's quite happy to ignore the reprimands until his sister invites him to meet the rather beautiful Alberta. Suddenly he's all for behaving and serenading but the beauty lies in the last page when Arthur reflects on what manners really mean. Absolutely hilarious such a play on cultural norms and I loved Arthur for giving them a rather impish flush. Marshall's illustrations of Arthur an [...]

    4. Checked out from the library because it was illustrated by James Marshall. As good the books he authored? Well, no. But it's still cute. And has an interesting plot point. It's a bit heavy handed about good manners, but still fun.

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