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Dodsworth and his duck have just arrived
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Overview




Dodsworth and his duck have just arrived
in London via hot air balloon.
There is so much to see!
Double-decker buses!
Palaces!
Fog!
But a crowded bus stop leads to a hilarious case of
mistaken identity and . . . a lost duck.
Time to call in Scotland Yard?
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Publishers Weekly
Straight-man Dodsworth and his skylarking ducktravel to foggy London in Egan's third gentle comedy of errors. Short chapters and dryly funny narration move the story along, amusing mishap to mishap. First, the duck throws an errant dart at a pub (“It was time to leave”), followed by a case of mistaken identity at the bus station, though the two eventually reunite at Buckingham Palace. Accessible storytelling and likable characters warrant repeat readings. Ages 6–9. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
The third in the "Dodsworth" series for early readers, this "first chapter book" finds Dodsworth and his duck visiting London. As soon as they arrive and Dodsworth begins showing duck around, they accidentally become separated. While Dodsworth searches the various London sites, he encounters a "royal" duck looking much the same as his duck. In the meantime, Dodsworth's duck finds his way to Buckingham Palace where he had really wanted to go. Thinking he is the "royal" duck, he is let in and meets the queen. Eventually, the royal duck and Dodsworth make it to Buckingham Palace themselves. At first rejected, they all are eventually treated, well, royally. The charming cartoon-like drawings and minimal text make this London adventure perfect for early readers. The tone of the book reminds one of a certain man with a yellow hat and a monkey. The English setting is a nice bonus for beginning readers. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—In this short chapter book, Dodsworth and his friend, a duck, continue their travels, this time arriving in London via hot-air balloon. They make a ruckus in a pub and become separated when the duck (in his little beret) boards a bus without Dodsworth. A case of mistaken identity drives the rest of the story, as a different duck—the Queen's duck, in fact (in a different hat, with an English accent)—enters the scene. Egan's short, pithy sentences may appear appropriate for beginning readers, but the vocabulary and deadpan humor give it away as a book for adults to enjoy with children. The charming drawings, which include a menagerie of supporting characters and famous London landmarks, are drawn in muted colors and have a 1940s feel. For a retro read, pair this with Miroslav Sasek's This Is London (Universe, 2004).—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
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"Straight-man Dodsworth and his skylarking duck travel to foggy London in Egan's third gentle comedy of errors. Short chapters and dryly funny narration move the story along, amusing mishap to mishap...Accessible storytelling and likable characters warrant repeat readings."—Publishers Weekly

"In this short chapter book, Dodsworth and his friend, a duck, continue their travels, this time arriving in London via hot-air balloon...The charming drawings, which include a menagerie of supporting characters and famous London landmarks, are drawn in muted colors and have a 1940s feel. For a retro read, pair this with Miroslav Sasek’s This Is London "—School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547138169
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Series: Dodsworth Series
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 260L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Egan lives in Canoga Park, CA where he is a graphic designer.    He is the author/illustrator of many books for children.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Love Dodsworth

    My daughter has enjoyed all of the Dodsworth books so far. Good for young readers!

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