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Awesome Dawson

awesome dawsonAwesome Dawson

by Chris Gall

Format: Picture Book

Curriculum Subjects: Adventure: Superheroes/Villians, Personal Development: Lessons, Science: Inventions

Grade: PreK-1st


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That’s Dawson’s motto. He collects junk that people throw away and turns it into something STUPENDOUS. But when Dawson uses his skills to create a machine to do his chores for him, he discovers he might have invented something a little too… AWESOME. Can he stop the rampaging robot before it destroys the entire town?


Chris Gall inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures–and saves the world while he’s at it!



“Gall’s busy, saturated spreads…[result] in vibrant imagery that is both slick and homespun, like Dawson’s own creations….Superheroes, recyclers, and inventors unite!” – Booklist


“This is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message.” – Kirkus Reviews


“[Will] inspire children to stretch their imaginations. Chris Gall delivers an action-packed story.” – Library Media Connection


“Gall make[s] full use of his skill for drafting the sort of straight-from-kids’-dreams machines he showcased in Dinotrux and Revenge of the Dinotrux.” – Publishers Weekly


“Aspiring young inventors will enjoy identifying the assorted thingamabobs strewn throughout the pages…. A rollicking read.” – School Library Journal