Readers are treated to a terrific mélange of satire, slapstick, and caricature, all served up with expert comic timing. Van Dusen (The Circus Ship) may be puncturing the myth of infallible monarchy, but readers will have no trouble pledging obeisance to his comic majesty. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Chris Van Dusen is the author-illustrator of THE CIRCUS SHIP and the illustrator of the best-selling MERCY WATSON books by Kate DiCamillo. About KING HUGO'S HUGE EGO, he says, "Arrogance is a trait I’ve always deplored, and yet I have to admit that sometimes my own ego can become a bit inflated. Luckily I have a wonderful wife who acts as a Tessa to my occasional Hugo." Chris Van Dusen lives in Maine with his family.
We absolutely love Chris Van Dusen's books! The stories are perfect with fantastic vocabulary. The art is wonderful, too.Published 1 month ago by Texgal
Chris Van Dusen is by far the best childrens author of our time. His illustrations tell the stories and the stories make the adult and child want to read on to see what happens. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anne
I love all of Chris Van Dusen's books, but this one might be my favorite. It has a great message that I've never seen addressed in a childrens book before. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LGS
I love the books by Chris Van Dusen but this book is too advanced for 3-5 year olds in its moral lesson.Published 4 months ago by Julie M.
A funny book with nice rhymes and great illustration. My kid loves to hear this story at bedtime, again and again. And again. And again.... Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Gafton
Chris Van Dusen doesn't disappointment! This is a favorite book that offers fun illustrations and an impressively rhymed story, just like other Chris Van Dusen books.Published 7 months ago by team c
Wonderful story with a great vocabulary for reading out lo0ud to young children. My granddaughter was 4 when I read it to her from the library and it was her favorite book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gloria Fried