Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Dozen Cousins by Lori Haskins Houran, illustrated by Sam Usher

ISBN: 9781454910626
About the book: What's life like for one little girl with TWELVE male cousins? Not easy! "They read her secret diary. They used up all her paint. They put a lizard in her hat to see if she would faint." Loaded with infectious humor, this rollicking, rhyming picture book features a happy heroine who adores her big, boisterous boy family.

My thoughts: A Dozen Cousins is a cute, silly book that focuses on the abundance of testosterone when there is a bunch of boys – albeit, little boys – around. Sweet little Anna  is the only “girl” cousin amongst 13. No playing with dolls in this group. It is full of mischief, energy, worms, lizards, rockets, and used up paint supplies.

Anna manages to cope with all this boy-stuff by being a good sport.

Delightfully silly story written in short rhymes brought to life by the colorfully sketched illustrations that show us the full-throttle-all-boy messes and playfulness.
Illustration © 2015 by Sam Usher (image source)

This fun book encourages tolerance and lessons in how to get along at play time.

Look for it in libraries everywhere.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Sterling Books to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

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