Not Inside This House! (Hardcover)

By Kevin Lewis, David Ercolini (Illustrator)

Orchard Books (NY), 9780439439817, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011



Meet Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse, a curious boy who loves to explore!

You'd expect a boy with a name like Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse to explore. But Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse doesn't stop there. He comes home with specimens from his travels! First a bug, and then a moose-what will Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse show up with next? Curious readers are in for a fun adventure.

"Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse,
why is that hog inside this house?"

About the Author

Kevin Lewis has always been a bit of an explorer, and as a kid, he was known to bring home a critter or two. Luckily for him, he grew up on a farm where there was always room for one more. The author of THE RUNAWAY PUMPKIN, DINOSAUR DINOSAUR, MY TRUCK IS STUCK! and CHUGGA-CHUGGA CHOO-CHOO, he left behind the green acres of his childhood for the hustle and bustle of New York City, where he edits books for children.

David Ercolini was inspired to illustrate children s books while teaching elementary school art classes. He won the Grand Prize at the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators 2009 Winter Conference. This is his first picture book. He lives in New York City. Visit him at"