Cousin Irv from Mars (Hardcover)

By Bruce Eric Kaplan, Bruce Eric Kaplan (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442449237, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013



From the author/illustrator of Monsters Eat Whiny Children comes a humorous tale about learning to accept your family--even if one of them is an alien.

Teddy isn't excited about Cousin Irv's visit. Cousin Irv is too weird. He steals Teddy's pillow, eats Teddy's food, and even plays with Teddy's action figures. Not to mention that Cousin Irv is from MARS. What will Teddy's friends say?

But it turns out that everyone at school loves Cousin Irv. Not only is he from a different planet, he can vaporize things Maybe cousins from Mars aren't so bad after all...

Illustrated with clever simplicity in New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Kaplan's trademark style and filled with out-of-this-world whimsy, Cousin Irv from Mars is an interplanetary treat that begs to be shared.

Praise For Cousin Irv from Mars

"Bruce Eric Kaplan’s illustrations here have a similar tone to his cartoons for The New Yorker.... His text is funny too...."

"Kaplan (Monsters Eat Whiny Children) is a stylish, economical cartoonist, but his prose is responsible for most of the jokes, and there are laughs on every page."