|Arthur's April Fool|
|Publication date||March 30, 1983|
|Published by||Little, Brown and Company|
| Preceded by|
Arthur's Halloween (1982)
| Followed by|
Arthur's Thanksgiving (1983)
- This book is the first appearance of Binky Barnes. Although this book is his introduction in the series and he was depicted as a tough bully, he was friends with Arthur in some of the later books that were even prequels to this book's timeframe, especially Arthur's Birthday.
- Godzilla was mentioned by Francine after she told them that they need to pick on someone their own size. Godzilla was one of Japan's most popular iconic characters of all time.
- This book is also the first book where Arthur's 3rd Grade year with Mr. Ratburn takes place during 2nd Semester.