Don't Feed the Coos! (Hardcover)

By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250303189, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

The dynamic team behind Llama Destroys the World returns with a laugh-out-loud tale about the dangers…of feeding pigeons!

When you see a coo, you will be tempted to give it a treat.
Coos are adorable, peaceful, kind of silly.
But DON'T FEED THE COO!
If you feed one, they will ALL come...

So begins Don't Feed the Coos, a cautionary tale that details the fallout when a little girl decides to share some bread with a coo (aka pigeon). From the park to home to the arcade to karate practice, the coos follow the generous-but-foolish girl who didn’t heed the warning. Because when you give a coo a crumb…the entire population of coos will come! But fret not: our spunky little heroine will discover that even the biggest of problems can be solved with a little determination.

In the grand tradition of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Don't Feed the Coos reminds us that the most disastrous of reactions can come from the most innocent of actions. Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox deliver another ridiculous and hilarious story, sure to delight fans of The Bad Seed and I Want My Hat Back.



About the Author

Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and a picture book author. He has writing credits on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Emmy-winning variety show HitRECord on tv (Pivot). Jonathan is a contributing writer to HitRECord’s best-selling collection the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Vol 1–3). He received his masters at Temple University for Film & Digital Media. He lives in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer, creating art in pen and ink, digital, and gouache. Her art is filled with large quantities of quirk and dashes of whimsy, and she is very passionate about illustrating children's books and traveling the world. She lives in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.

Fox's books for children include The Elephant's Nose and Llama Destroys the World.



Praise For Don't Feed the Coos!

"If it's true that being pooped on by a bird brings good luck, Stutzman and Fox's protagonist accrues some serious great fortune...Coo-coo storytime fun."—Kirkus

"Fox’s graphic illustrations echo the text’s giddy rhythms, with the pigeons styled...as pert, wide-eyed, always-in-profile graphic motifs that skip, flit, and, yes, poo prodigiously across the pages."Publishers Weekly

"Giggleworthy...a silly primer on the dos and don’ts of animal caretaking." —BCCB


Praise for Llama Destroys the World:

"Dessert has never seemed so epic." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Will make Rubin and Salmieri's fans split their own pants." —Kirkus