cover image Dodsworth in London

Dodsworth in London

Tim Egan, . . Houghton Mifflin, $15 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-547-13816-9

Straight-man Dodsworth and his skylarking ducktravel to foggy London in Egan's third gentle comedy of errors. Short chapters and dryly funny narration move the story along, amusing mishap to mishap. First, the duck throws an errant dart at a pub (“It was time to leave”), followed by a case of mistaken identity at the bus station, though the two eventually reunite at Buckingham Palace. Accessible storytelling and likable characters warrant repeat readings. Ages 6–9. (Nov.)