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DOZENS OF COUSINS (Cover, Trailer & 1st Review!)

DOZENS OF COUSINS (Cover, Trailer & 1st Review!)


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.

2012: Shutta’s Summer Schmooze (in Rochester, Michigan)

2012: Shutta’s Summer Schmooze (in Rochester, Michigan)

If you’re interested in writing or illustrating books for kids, Shutta invites you to her summer schmooze. It’s a free-form get-together for SCBWI members and non-members alike.

This year the schmooze will be in Rochester, Michigan on Aug. 12, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m.

More info is at: kidsbooklink.org. Or send me an email at:  shutta  (AT) shuttacrum (DOT) com for more info on how to get there and what to bring with you. Below are a couple of pics from past schmoozes.


Happy Writing!