Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen

King Hugo’s Huge Ego

**Description from Amazon: From a master of visual comedy comes the royally satisfying tale of a head swollen out of proportioned a blowhard brought down to earth. (Ages 3-6)Hugo is a tiny king with a very large ego. But when he mistreats a villager who also happens to be a sorceress, the spell she casts causes his head to l...

Chris Van DusenMac Barnett

President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

**Description from Amazon: Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations. "Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad." George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard ...

Chris Van DusenKate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

**Description from Amazon: "Halloween was made for carefree Mercy Watson." – School Library JournalWhen the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a formfitting princess dress for Halloween – complete with tiara – they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes t...

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Mercy Watson Fights Crime

**Description from Amazon: * "Another rollicking addition starring the porcine wonder. . . . Will keep newly independent readers turning the pages.—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) (ages 6-8)Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream: he wants to be a cowboy, but for now he's just a thief. In fact, Leroy is robbing...

Chris Van DusenKate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

**Description from Amazon: The NEW YORK TIMES best-selling porcine wonder finds herself behind the wheel in this hilarious adventure now available in paperback. (Ages 6 - 8)Mr. and Mrs. Watson's porcine wonder, Mercy, loves nothing more than a ride in the car. It takes a fair amount of nudging and bribing and a "You are such ...

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Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit

**Description from Amazon: Randy likes space, robots, and baseball, but he can't ace everything . . . or can he? Chris Van Dusen knocks one out of the park with a comical ode to ingenuity.Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a...

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If I Built a House

**Description from Amazon: The much-anticipated follow-up to the E. B. White Award-winning picture book If I Built a Car In If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything. Now he's back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room,...

Chris Van Dusen

If I Built a Car

**Description from Amazon: If I built a car, it'd be totally new!Here are a few of the things that I'd do. . . .Young Jack is giving an eye-opening tour of the car he'd like to build. There's a snack bar, a pool, and even a robot named Robert to act as chauffeur. With Jack's soaring imagination in the driver's seat, we're dee...

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Hattie and Hudson

**Description from Amazon: A little girl and her colossal friend teach a monster-size lesson about prejudging others in a charming new offering from Chris Van Dusen.Hattie McFadden is a born explorer. Every morning she grabs her life jacket and paddles out in her canoe to discover something new on the lake, singing a little s...

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Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

**Description from Amazon: With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And ...

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A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

**Description from Amazon: Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with ...