Dozens of Cousins (Hardcover)

By Shutta Crum, David Catrow (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618158744, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013



"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.

Praise For Dozens of Cousins

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

"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