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King Hugo's Huge Ego

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King Hugo's Huge Ego
Written by Chris Van Dusen
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763650049
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King Hugo's Huge Ego

author/illustrator: Chris Van Dusen

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 literally swell. The more he boasts, the bigger it gets, until it finally topples the mini monarch right off his castle! Who will cut this royal pain down to size? And, more important, will anyone live happily ever after? Chris Van Dusen’s hilarious story is matched only by his outrageous illustrations. Together, they make for a picture book that is sometimes fairy tale, sometimes cautionary tale, and always laugh-out-loud funny.
From a master of visual comedy comes the royally satisfying tale of a head swollen out of proportion and a blowhard brought down to earth.
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0763650048 / 9780763650049
pub date:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Humorous Stories; Royalty; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
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.
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