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Kate Read, also known as Baby Kate in promo material, is a character from the Arthur picture books and TV series. She is the younger daughter of David Read and Jane Read and the younger sister of Arthur Read and D.W. Read. In some episodes of the TV show, she and Arthur's dog Pal, whom she can talk to, are the focus characters as she tries to figure out the world of the older characters. In the TV series, she is voiced by Tracy Braunstein.

Appearance

Kate Read is an anthropomorphic aardvark baby with brown hair that has a single strand pointing upwards on top of her head. She wears a pink shirt and green pajama pants, and a lime green bow on top of her head.

In the episode "D.W. and the Beastly Birthday", her appearance at around five years of age was shown: she had red hair with a tuft pointing upwards, and wore D.W.'s magenta jumper dress, white blouse and light pink pantyhose, which were hand-me-downs from her. However, this was only in a dream D.W. had.

As a teenager, her hair is now light orange, and she wears a light green hoodie over a cyan shirt and blue trousers.

Personality and traits

As she is only a baby, Kate doesn't have a developed personality, but she is shown to be unusually intelligent for her age and has the ability to talk to non-anthropomorphic animals and other babies, although she can't understand the speech of older kids or grown-ups. However, the episode "Paradise Lost" demonstrates that she will lose that ability when she gets older. Like most babies, she likes playing and cries if she is unhappy.

Background

Kate was born in the book "Arthur's Baby", which was also adapted into an episode of the TV show. In it, it's revealed that when his parents told him they were having a baby, Arthur was initially not keen on the idea of having a younger sibling because of unpleasant things his friends had told him about babies, but when Kate actually arrived, he turned out to like her after all, which was mutual, as Kate gave him a friendly kiss on the cheek as thanks for burping her.

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