Dodsworth in New York
By Tim Egan
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618777082, 48pp.)
Publication Date: September 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Dodsworth wanted adventure. He wanted to see the world. He especially wanted to visit New York City. What he didn’t want was to be joined by a duck. A crazy duck. A duck that misbehaves. Young readers will laugh out loud at the duck’s silly antics as Dodsworth has the unexpected adventure of his life in the Big Apple . . . and beyond.
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.
"Egan keeps the hijinks low-key, preferring long pauses and slow burns to nutty slapstick...Dodsworth [is] the perfect screwball comedy foil..." PW Starred 9/10/07 Publishers Weekly, Starred
"The troublemaking duck...is an amusing character...the matter-of-fact compact sentences gain readability as well as humor from their simplicity." Bulletin October2007 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Known for his quirky books, Egan does himself proud here... ." Booklist 10/15/07 Booklist, ALA
"The expressive ink-and-watercolor illustrations capture the comic aspects of the text... will delight newly launched readers." SLJ November 2007 School Library Journal