King Kong's Cousin (Hardcover)

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By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
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"Junior is a young gorilla who dreams of performing heroic feats of strength. As the title suggests, however, he also happens to be King Kong’s cousin. Junior can’t help but constantly compare himself to his famous relative. Kong is “as big as an apartment building” while Junior lives in one with his mother and his cat named Bernice. Kong is “as strong as four elephants” while Junior is “as strong as Bernice.” Kong is heroic whereas Junior dutifully completes his chores and feeds his goldfish…you get the idea! However, when Bernice is in danger, Junior’s bravery demonstrates the value of a different kind of strength besides physical. Mark Teague’s vintage illustrations complement the nostalgic appearance of New York City from classic King Kong films. P.S. Teague visited us to paint our dinosaur mural in the store—come check it out!"--Reviewed by Cristina

Description


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?

About the Author


Mark Teague is the illustrator of the bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series and How Do Dinosaurs…? series, as well as his own King Kong’s CousinFly!The Sky Is Falling!The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, and many other children’s books. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his family.

Mark Teague is the illustrator of the bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series and How Do Dinosaurs…? series, as well as his own King Kong’s CousinFly!The Sky Is Falling!The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, and many other children’s books. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his family.

Praise For…


"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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781665912303
ISBN-10: 1665912308
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English