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Dodsworth in Tokyo (A Dodsworth Book) Hardcover – April 16, 2013
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Gr 1-3-Eager to experience local customs and cuisine on their trip to Tokyo, jet-setter Dodsworth and his accident-prone duck visit Yoyogi Park, where they find a girl's lost toy, a kendama. Dodsworth promises the duck that if he can stay out of trouble while they take a bus tour, visit a museum, and attend a festival, he'll treat him to some wagashi, dessert. Predictably, the duck doesn't quite succeed, though he does inadvertently impress the locals and return the lost toy. When finally enjoying his long-awaited treat, he ends up making another mess, but his ever-patient companion just laughs. The Japanese words and complex vocabulary will make this chapter book a challenge for young readers, though Egan's pleasant, colorful panels help to decode their meaning. For an adventure in a foreign country, the plot lags slightly. Purchase only where other Dodsworth books are popular or to supplement curriculum on Japanese culture.-Jenna Boles, Washington-Centerville Public Library, OHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Though Dodsworth has misgivings about taking his mischievous duck to Japan, “a land of customs, manners, and order,” the bird behaves pretty well as they visit a restaurant, a park, and a Tokyo museum. The duck’s antics at a temple antagonize the crowd, but he wins their respect through his kindness to a little girl. Children will find plenty to like about the hapless duck, who tries to be good but can’t always manage it. Illustrated with pleasing ink-and-watercolor artwork, this amusing story is told in three chapters. From the Dodsworth series, another fine, funny book for beginning readers or for reading to younger children. Grades K-3. --Carolyn Phelan
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We highly recommend the series for kindergarten through second grade, although it is interesting enough to hold attention of kids on either side of that age span/reading level.
Have already ordered the set for a 2013 holiday gift for our niece & nephew!