Synopses & Reviews
With trips to New York, Paris, and London under their belts, itand#8217;s now time for Dodsworth and the duck to visit Rome! From throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain to winning a pizza-dough-throwing contest to looking up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Dodsworth and his misbehaving duck take a tour of their oldest city yet. With Tim Eganand#8217;s snappy words and playful illustrations, it will surely be a spaghetti-twirling sight to see. Ciao!
"Egan's understated, hilarious travelogue continues as Dodsworth and his duck pal explore Rome, Italy."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"Frequent, small frames resembling comic-book cells are sprinkled among the full-page illustrations, pulling the reader forward. Warm nighttime charcoal-and-gouache hues make the magic of Mouse's natural world warm and inviting to new readers." Kirkus, 9/15/07 Kirkus Reviews
"The plentiful charcoal pencil-and-gouche illustrations...imbue the moonlit nighttime scenes with appropriate mystery and wonder...[With] a grand finale sure to satisfy the audience." The Horn Book, Nov/Dec 2007 Horn Book
"[T]he artwork nicely reinforces the story's action, the closeness between friends, and shared wonder in nature's magic." Booklist 11/2007 Booklist, ALA
"Yee portrays Mole's vulnerability and Mouse's pragmatism with great sensitivity and humor." SLJ Jan 2007, School Library Journal, Starred review
Dodsworth and his outlandish duck pal check out Rome in the fourth stop of this early chapter book series.and#160;Authorand#160;Tim Egan's sharp wit and playful illustrations make this a trip to remember. Ciao!
Dodsworth makes his Green Light Reader debut! Independent Level 3 readers will
enjoy scootering through Italy and four easy-to-read chapters with Dodsworth and
one very mischievous duck. The amusing antics include a pizza-throwing contest,
and#8220;borrowingand#8221; coins from the worldand#8217;s most famous fountain, and almost repainting the
ceiling in the Sistine Chapel!
Mouse and Mole are very excited. Minkus the Magnificent is in townand#151;ONE SHOW ONLY!and#151;and they canand#8217;t wait to sit in the front row and see his tricks. After the abracadabras happen, though, something goes a bit wrongand#151;and Mole is very disappointed to discover that magic is sometimes not exactly what it seems. How will Mouse help her friend realize that there is magic happening right in front of their very eyes? Wong Herbert Yee gives readers another grand adventure with two best friends, Mouse and Mole, who, despite their different outlooks on life, manage to show each other that friendship itself is a magical event!
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.
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.