Dozens of Cousins-9780618158744

Dozens of Cousins

by Shutta Crum and David Catrow
$17.99
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It's a big family reunion, and all the cousins share the joys of running wild and being with people who love them even when they're covered with mud.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618158744
  • ISBN-10: 061815874X
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 07/02/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book
“We are wild and fierce. We do not wait for invitations.” It’s time for the annual family reunion, and the dozens of cousins are running wild like beasties. Like hungry ogres! They hug fluttering aunts and soft-spoken elders, play in the creek, shimmy up trees, take “double-dog dares,” and devour “the sweet juiciness of the world” along with hot dogs and watermelon. Hilarious side stories unfold in Catrow’s fantastically colorful, chaotic spreads that gambol and splash with comical caricatures of grinning kinfolk large and small. A lively, lyrical celebration of the sweet, sweet abandon of running amok among those who love you best.
About the author
Shutta Crum

Shutta Crum, formerly a librarian, currently writes full time. Among other picture books, she is the author Thunder-Boomer (Clarion), which received four starred reviews, was nominated for a Cybil Award, and was an SLJ Best Book, a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book, and an ALA Notable Book. Shutta was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and lives with her husband in Michigan. Her website is www.shutta.com.

David Catrow

.David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than 70 books for children, including two that were named New York Times Best Books of the Year. He lives in Ohio with his wife and their three dogs. His website is www.catrow.com.

Reviews

"A spirited, loving depiction of extended familial bonds."

Kirkus

"An annual family reunion brings together a passel of carefree cousins in this joyful pairing of Crum's (Mine!) comically heroic verse with Catrow's (Have Fun, Molly Lou Mellon) equally rollicking pictures. . . . A triumphant ode to family in all of its messy, quirky glory."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Author and illustrator together have captured the manic energy of cousins unleashed."

School Library Journal

"It's an exuberant and comfortable time with family, and many kids will relate. A spirited real-aloud for summertime fun."

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