Arthur Timothy Read or Arthur is an aardvark and the protagonist in the series. He is a third grade student at Lakewood Elementary in Elwood City. He is eight years old. Has two younger sisters, Dora Winifred (D.W.) and Kate, as well as a dog named Pal. He loves to read and play the piano. He wears a yellow cotton sweater layered over a white dress shirt, a pair of blue jeans and signature round brown glasses. Arthur Read is a fan of Bionic Bunny. His best friends are Francine and Buster.