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Dodsworth in Tokyo

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by Tim Egan (Author, Illustrator)

Adventures of  Dodsworth and duck!

Dodsworth could see the top of Mount Fuji. He could see the sparkling city of Tokyo beyond. But he was a little nervous.  Japan was known for its customs and manner. And his “pet” duck was known for his mischief and “accidents“.  So Dodsworth promises duck a nice wagashi desert if duck promised to stay out of trouble.

Dodsworth in Tokyo Wagashi

So after landing, Dodsworth keeps a keen eye on duck. Surprisingly, duck is on his best behavior! They take a bus tour through the city. They tour the Imperial Palace and visit the Museum of Imperial Collections. Duck gets into “little accidents” but overall, he is doing very well! And Dodsworth was starting to let his guard down. Finally they arrive at the temple at Asakusa. The Sanja Festival had attracted quiet a crowd there. And as duck started to sway to the beats of the drums, Dodsworth has become alert again! Will duck end up in trouble after all? 

Dodsworth in Tokyo Museum

This is a delightful series of chapter books by Tim Egan. His illustrations are colorful and engaging. Tim Egan has successfully crafted a series of adventures of the globetrotting duo, Dodsworth and his accident prone pet duck.

Dodsworth in Tokyo temple trouble

In this book, Dodsworth and duck visit Japan. The chapters follow their travels to important places of interest in and around the city of Tokyo. Some of the words are harder for early readers, but it is a fantastic introduction to arts and culture of a different country. Great conversations to have and learn about new places, people and food!

We enjoyed reading this book for its good story telling as well as a cleverly crafted travelogue. Where will they go next? New York, Paris, London and Rome!

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


17 comments

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  1. Stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop. What a fun book! I love the illustrations. Thanks for sharing.

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    • reshamad

      Thanks for stopping by Stacie. ITs a great book!
      -Reshama

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  2. This sounds like a fun and engaging way to learn about different places and cultures. I stopped by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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    • reshamad

      It sure is Patty. That’s one reason why we love the series!
      -Reshama

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  3. You always find the most beautiful books – I love this discovery (for me)! Books that help children travel and discover new places and yet, are charming, too are my favorite.

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    • reshamad

      Thanks Brittany. This really is a lovely series! Thanks for stopping by!
      -Reshama

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  4. krissottoh

    Wonderful to see an author highlighting other cultures to kids!

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  5. Stopping by from Kids Lit Blog Hop. This is a charming book with wonderful illustrations. Kids will love this book.

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  6. Tim Egan is always awesome. And Dodsworth and duck look lovely. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be looking it up too!

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  7. Oh my goodness – Asakusa is one of the places that my shelf-buddy Mad Martha has actually visited!! Indeed, she’s been to that very temple I must seek this book out and add it to our shelf. Thank you very much for sharing it!

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    • reshamad

      That is so awesome! I have never been to Tokyo, but after reading all about the interesting places that this duo visits, I would love to go! Hope you get to read it. Thanks for stopping by.
      -Reshama

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  8. This series of books is a great idea. Love the illustrations! Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Cheryl, Hop Hostess

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  9. This looks like a great series for promoting globally-minded little people, one of my passions! Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us this week!
    Tina

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  10. We LOVE the Dodsworth series of books!

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    • reshamad

      We did too Can’t wait to read more ! Thanks for stopping by.
      -Reshama

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