Children's Author Chris Van Dusen!! September 17 at 4:00 PM!!

Chris Van Dusen at Titcomb's Bookshop September 17 at 4:00 PM

We are so excited to tell you that famed children's author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen will be here at the bookshop to sign books on Tuesday afternoon, September 17 at 4:00 PM!!  Chris's books include the brand new If I Built a School, If I Built a House, and If I Built a Car, and the hugely popular Mercy Watson series. His book, If I Built a Car won the 2006 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award presented by The Association of Booksellers for Children. He and his family live in Camden, Maine.  This is a wonderful opportunity for his young fans to meet him and have him personalize a book!  

Chris Van Dusen’s vibrant illustrations marry retro appeal with futuristic style as he, once again, gives readers a delightfully rhyming text that absolutely begs to be read aloud.

"My school will amaze you. My school will astound.
By far the most fabulous school to be found!
Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.
On a scale, 1 to 10, it’s more like 15!
And learning is fun in a place that’s fun, too."

If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more. The inventive boy who described his ideal car and house in previous books is dreaming even bigger this time.

“If I built a car, it’d be totally new! Here are a few of the things that I’d do. . . .” Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. Inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise! there’s a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar! After a tour of the ritzy interior, robert the robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever!

The much-anticipated follow-up to the E. B. White Award-winning picture book If I Built a Car

Jack's back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack’s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Titcomb's Bookshop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
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If I Built a School Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525552918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - August 13th, 2019

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If I Built a House Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984814845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 13th, 2019

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If I Built a Car Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142408254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - June 14th, 2007