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King Hugo's Huge Ego Hardcover – July 26, 2011
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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)
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my 4 year old boy's favorite books. Good story for parents, as well.Published 9 days ago by Kelly Bost
Honestly, this is an incredibly underrated book in my opinion. This is a very clever, smart, and well-crafted story with killer illustrations to boot. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ryan Brady
Very funny book. Chris Van Dusen is my favorite children's author and I love reading his books to my homeschooled children.Published 2 months ago by DelilahRosieS.
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 9 months ago by KK
Love this book. I bought one for myself and a friend. It's cutePublished 11 months ago by Jan Alway
We absolutely love Chris Van Dusen's books! The stories are perfect with fantastic vocabulary. The art is wonderful, too.Published 15 months ago by Texgal
I love the books by Chris Van Dusen but this book is too advanced for 3-5 year olds in its moral lesson.Published 18 months ago by Julie M.
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 21 months ago by team c