King Kong's Cousin (Hardcover)
Sometimes it's easy to feel like you just don't measure up, but Junior's cousin is King Kong—how is he supposed to measure up to that? Throughout the book, Junior compares himself to his larger, stronger, and more famous cousin. He sees Kong doing exciting things while he plays piano or feeds his goldfish. However, when it really matters Junior does something very brave, showing readers that what might be spectacular for one person is not always spectacular for another. Bravery can come in all shapes and sizes.
Anna— From Staff Picks: Picture Books
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 the illustrator of the bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series and How Do Dinosaurs…? series, as well as his own King Kong’s Cousin, Fly!, 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.