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Arthur looks for a new friend

February 03, 2009|Associated Press

A boy aardvark with his own TV show is looking for a little help from his fans to help children better understand peers with special challenges.

Arthur, of book and PBS fame, and creator Marc Brown have tackled blindness and dyslexia, head lice and peanut allergies among the gang in Elwood City, the small town where the man and the aardvark first settled together in 1976.

Now they're teaming to invite children to create a new Arthur character, but not just any friend. They're looking for one with a unique ability, character trait or disability that might make life different but no less fun.

Through March 31, children can send in drawings and descriptions of their creations for a chance to appear on TV in a short live-action segment.

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