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Arthur's Underwear (book)
Arthur's Underwear Book
Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Publication date September 1, 1999
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 0316106194
Publication Order
Preceded by
Arthur Lost and Found (1998)
Followed by
Arthur's Teacher Moves In (2000)

Arthur's Underwear is the 25th book in the Arthur Adventure series. It was written and illustrated by Marc Brown and published by Little, Brown and Company on September 1, 1999. It is based upon the episode with the same name. This book is also considered the most controversial in contrast to the other books.


  • In the United Kingdom, this book was re-titled as Arthur's Pants, since the word "pants" in British refers to underpants, and the word "trousers" is used for pants worn over underpants. The book cover removed pictures of Arthur's friends and his sister laughing at him, and added spotlights.

Differences from theTV episode

  • After Binky rips his pants in the classroom, Arthur imagines him playing baseball in boxers; even though Arthur didn't imagine it in the episode, and it didn't reveal if Binky was wearing boxers or briefs, but it only partially showed his purple underwear with green dots from the bottom.
  • In Arthur's nightmare about being dressed up as Bionic Bunny and saving his friends being held captive by Mr. Ratburn as Verminator and then gets laughed at when he arrives, Arthur had white briefs on; but in the episode, he had white boxers on with red dots with the Bionic Bunny "B" on them.
  • Also in the dream, Mr. Ratburn as the evil Verminator was dressed in purple; but in the episode, he was dressed in green.
  • When Buster has an underwear nightmare in the end, he was wearing orange Saturn boxers in the episode, but he was wearing white briefs in this book.
  • D.W. brought Arthur his pants instead of Jane.
  • The laundromat scene was shown in the episode, but was removed from the book for some reasons.


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