King Hugo's Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen

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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.

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.

About Chris Van Dusen

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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.
Published July 26, 2011 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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A cautionary tale loses track in this fable of an egomaniacal monarch.

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Long ago, when people spoke/ with words like %E2%80%98thou' and %E2%80%98thee,' a Napoleonic figure (in attitude and physical stature) named King Hugo ruled supreme. While his subjects think he's a

May 23 2011 | Read Full Review of King Hugo's Huge Ego

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