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Welcome to Dizzytown!

Illustrated by Patrick Corrigan
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Welcome, welcome to Dizzytown!
Where we smile at work and never frown. 
We believe we’re good at what we do. 
Come take a look and you’ll think so too!


But readers may frown . . . and giggle . . . when they find out that in Dizzytown, the wrong people are doing all the jobs!!!


This rhyming picture book with illustrations from the award-winning Patrick Corrigan, follows a young girl on her first trip to Dizzytown. Her friend shows her around, pointing out all the hard workers. Unfortunately for the residents of Dizzytown, it’s the teachers who put out fires, while sanitation workers take sick people to landfills, musicians fly airplanes, and more! Each time, the young girl exclaims, “Wait! What??” and explains who are the right people for the jobs. Children will love pointing out the discrepancies in Dizzytown, where children go to work, trucks are driven by punk rock bands, and houses are built by pumpkin-pie bakers, and delight in the young girl’s frustration that everything in Dizzytown is just very wrong!  

About The Author

Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children's books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

About The Illustrator

Patrick Corrigan began drawing and designing arts and crafts from a young age. He studied ceramics at University, trained as an art teacher and eventually become an Art Director at a design studio. Whilst there he designed well over 500 educational and picture books. He uses Photoshop, Illustrator and sometimes even real art equipment to create his work. He lives in London with his wife, Dulcie, and their cat Forbes. 

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