Awesome Dawson

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Awesome Dawson

By Chris Gall

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316213301, 34pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2013

EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AGAIN That's Dawson's motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little "too.".. AWESOME. Can he stop the rampaging robot before it destroys the entire town?
Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures--and saves the world while he's at it.

About the Author
Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of "Revenge of the Dinotrux," Substitute Creacher, Dear Fish, "There's Nothing to Do on Mars," and "Dinotrux," a "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of 2009. His books have received numerous starred reviews and awards including a Borders Original Voices Book for 2006 for "Dear Fish "and a "Kirkus" Best Children's Book for 2008 for "There's Nothing to Do on Mars." Chris has won a multitude of awards from organizations like the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Magazine, and is also the illustrator of "America the Beautiful," a "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of 2004. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Praise For Awesome Dawson

A 2014 Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Book

"This is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message."—Kirkus Reviews

"Gall make[s] full use of his skill for drafting the sort of straight-from-kids'-dreams machines he showcased in Dinotrux and Revenge of the Dinotrux."—Publishers Weekly

"Gall's busy, saturated spreads...[result] in vibrant imagery that is both slick and homespun, like Dawson's own creations....Superheroes, recyclers, and inventors unite!"—Booklist

"Aspiring young inventors will enjoy identifying the assorted thingamabobs strewn throughout the pages.... A rollicking read."—School Library Journal

"[Will] inspire children to stretch their imaginations. Chris Gall delivers an action-packed story."—Library Media Connection