King Kong's Cousin (Hardcover)

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King Kong's Cousin (Hardcover)

By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator)

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Junior feels like he lives in the shadow of his famous cousin until one day Junior gets the chance to play the hero. The illustrations had me laughing out loud, and Junior's story immediately lifted my mood.

— Chelsea

From bestselling author-illustrator Mark Teague comes a laugh-out-loud, black-and-white picture book introducing Junior, King Kong’s cousin!

Junior wants to be as big and as strong and as special as his cousin, Kong, but he always seems to come up short. Kong climbs skyscrapers; Junior is afraid of heights. Kong does whatever he wants; Junior does chores. When Junior’s beloved cat gets stuck in a tree, will this be his chance to save the day?
Mark Teague is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include Fly!King Kong’s CousinWe Are Going to Be Pals!, and You Are Not Sleepy!. He is also the illustrator of Cat Dog, written by Mem Fox, and the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs…? series, written by Jane Yolen.

Mark Teague is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include Fly!King Kong’s CousinWe Are Going to Be Pals!, and You Are Not Sleepy!. He is also the illustrator of Cat Dog, written by Mem Fox, and the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs…? series, written by Jane Yolen.
Product Details ISBN: 9781665912303
ISBN-10: 1665912308
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English
"This is a cozy family read to enjoy together and reiterates the vital lesson that even small people can do great things. A timeless lesson combined with vintage vibes for a comforting read-along."
— Kirkus Reviews

"Teague (Cat Dog) tells his story with elegance and emotional authenticity; grayscale acrylic art winks at the classic film with details that reward close reading."
— Publishers Weekly

"Teague’s engaging text, which introduces the cousins through a series of contrasts, leads readers to admire Kong and to love Junior. A rewarding picture book that's fun for reading aloud."
— Booklist

"In a charming nod to black-and-white films, Teague’s illustrations depict sharp contrasts between Kong’s heroic and exciting life and Junior’s normal one. Young readers will love seeing that Junior can be a hero in his own right. This story would work well for a preschool read-aloud and will be welcomed on the shelves by children who strive to be taller and stronger. An easy purchase for public libraries."
— School Library Journals