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Arthur and the Cootie-Catcher
Arthur and the Cootie-Catcher
Author Marc Brown
Publication date June 1, 1999
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-0316122665
Publication Order
Preceded by
Francine, Believe It or Not
Followed by
Buster Makes the Grade

Arthur and the Cootie Catcher is a chapter book based on the Season 1 episode, "Misfortune Teller."

Differences between the book and the cartoon

  • In the cartoon, everyone celebrated outside in the Deegans' backyard. In the book, they celebrate inside the house.
  • In the book, there is more information on the party. This includes the fact that Prunella at first wanted to invite only half of her guests, but instead invited everyone for half of the time. There are also more presents shown than in the cartoon, including a poster of a halfback football player that Brain gives her.
  • In the book, Binky was with everyone when Arthur asked if he was going to sing a stupid song the next day, but he wasn't with them in the cartoon.

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