Dozens of Cousins (Published by Clarion HMH, and illustrated by the talented David Catrow.) is slated to be released July 1, but the first review is in already—and it’s a star. YAY!
Publisher’s Weekly says: “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.” See the full review here: http://publishersweekly.com/978-0-618-15874-4 .
In celebration we’ve created a book trailer for those of you who want a closer peek. Enjoy!
COMING! July 2013 . . . published by Clarion.
I’m so excited to be able to show you the cover of my next book–due out in the summer of 2013 and illustrated by David Catrow. WOW! I absolutely love his energetic children . . . an accurate reflection of me and my cousins and our “monsterousness” as children. (And wait until you see the wonderful, funny artwork inside!)
Dozens of Cousins cover by David Catrow
And oh how I LOVE the flap text the editors wrote: Esp.: “A lively, lyrical celebration of the sweet, sweet abandon of running amok among those who love you best.”
Here it is in full:
“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.”
(It’s now available online for pre-ordering.)