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Dodsworth in Tokyo (Dodsworth)by Tim Egan
Synopses & Reviews
With trips to New York, Paris, London, and Rome under their belts, Dodsworth and the duck head for Japan: and#8220;The plane glided over Mount Fuji. Tokyo sparkled in the distance. Dodsworth was a little nervous.and#8221; Dodsworth has good reason to be nervousand#8212;the duck bumps into a rickshaw, falls into a koi pond (he canand#8217;t swim), and knocks over a tray of wagashi! Readers will love the slapstick humor and the odd-couple friendship between Dodsworth and the duck. Four engaging chapters of short sentences, clean design, and gem-like little paintings of the Land of the Rising Sun make it easy for early readers to enjoy the journey.
Dodsworth and his outlandish duck pal check out Rome in the fourth stop in the Dodsworth series, where Tim Egan's sharp wit and playful illustrations make this a trip to remember. Ciao!
Dodsworth and his misbehaving duck paland#160;visitand#160;Tokyo on theand#160;fifth stop in the Dodsworth series, where Tim Egan's sharp wit and playful illustrations make this a trip to remember. Will duck ever learn to mind his manners? Or will Dodsworth have to say sayonara to the duck before the trip is through?
Farmer Fred never smiled much. and#147;Farminand#8217; is serious business,and#8221; heand#8217;d say. and#147;Nothinand#8217; funny about corn.and#8221; And so life on his farm was pretty serious. None of the animals laughed or even smiled. But everyone has to laugh sometimes, including Farmer Fed. The animals try everything to get him to smile: dancing by the light of the moon in Farmer Fredand#8217;s clothes, singing chickens, sheep disguised in sunglasses and mustaches. Nothing works and finally the animals decide to leave Serious Farm in search of a more cheerful place to chuckle and graze. Will the animals find a livelier home, and will Farmer Fred ever lighten up?
Dodsworth and his (crazy) friend the duck have just arrived in Paris. It is their first time in the City of Lights, and they are ready for some adventures magnifique! Right away they see mimes, painters, and people wearing berets. They climb the Eiffel Tower, and the duck even finds some bent-over guy who rings bells for a living. It looks like it is going to turn out to be a great vacation in Paris . . . but trouble is never far from a misbehaving duck!
Dodsworth wanted adventure. He wanted to see the world. He especially wanted to visit New York City. What he didnand#8217;t want was to be joined by a duck. A crazy duck. A duck that misbehaves. Young readers will laugh out loud at the duckand#8217;s silly antics as Dodsworth has the unexpected adventure of his life in the Big Apple . . . and beyond.
and#147;Try to do as little as possible.and#8221; This was Dodsworthand#8217;s motto. One morning, on his daily trip to the junkyard, he discovers a pink refrigerator.
Thereand#8217;s not much to say about a pink refrigerator, except this one had a note on it. The note said, and#147;Paint pictures.and#8221; And so Dodsworth did.
The next day, a new note appeared on the pink refrigerator. And the day after that, and the day after that.
Dodsworth liked doing as little as possible. But the pink refrigerator had big plans for him . . .
Dodsworth and his duck have just arrived
in London via hot air balloon.
There is so much to see!
But a crowded bus stop leads to a hilarious case of
mistaken identity and . . . a lost duck.
Time to call in Scotland Yard?
Iris is sure that life in her new home will be just awful. There is nothing to do and no one to play with in the country. Iris will never be happy there. Then Grandpa suggests a walk. Down the road and around the bend, they discover a huge green tree, a secret hideaway--and a boy named Walter. Maybe life far from the city won't be so lonely after all.
About the Author
Tim Egan is the author and illustrator of several offbeat and humorous tales for children. He is consistently recognized for his individuality and delightful illustrations. Born in New Jersey, Tim moved to California to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He still lives in southern California with his wife, Ann, and their two sons. To learn more about Tim Egan, visit his Web site at www.timegan.com. For a complete list of books by Tim Egan, visit www.houghton mifflinbooks.com.
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