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King Hugo's Huge Ego Hardcover – July 26, 2011
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Tess, it turns out, is a witch, She was so angry with the king that she put a spell on him, making his head grow every time he thought about how wonderful he was. His head grew and grew and grew, until he floated off the castle walls and fell into the mud. Who should come along but Tess?!
She tweaked his ears and out of his head came all the haughty things Hugo had thought about himself for so many years until his head returned to normal size and he felt embarrassed at himself and apologized. Tess and Hugo, of course, fell in love and married.
Fabulously expressive illustrations. Rhyming text. And absolutely, side-splittingly hilarious.
"King Hugo's head deflated
like a giant pink balloon,
and when he heard what he had said,
he felt like a buffoon.
Sheepishly he said to her,
`I do apologize.'
Then he looked at Texxa
with his big, sad puppy eyes."
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An amusing rhyme story, illustrated by the author in bright, splashy colors and an almost-cartoonish style that will appeal to all ages. I'm delighted that the author did not limit his vocabulary to the preschool level. Older children and adults will enjoy reading it to the little ones, and the little ones will pick up some good, entertaining words. Ages 4-10.
The bright, vivid art goes well with the one to two quatrains per page.
[Disclaimer. Book received as an Advance Reading Copy in exchange for book review]
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We own almost all of Chris Van Dusen's books. The rhyming and storytelling are superb and the illustrations are stunning. Our 5 year old son loves every one of them.Published 1 month ago by KK
We absolutely love Chris Van Dusen's books! The stories are perfect with fantastic vocabulary. The art is wonderful, too.Published 6 months 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 7 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 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the books by Chris Van Dusen but this book is too advanced for 3-5 year olds in its moral lesson.Published 9 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 11 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 12 months ago by team c