The Cousins Are Coming

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Pub Date 23 May 2023 | Archive Date 02 Jan 2024
Notable Kids Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

What happens when the annual family ‘get-together’ commences? Humor, mischief, a twinge of jealousy, an abundance of mayhem, and a healthy dose of pure joy! Through lyrical rhyme and colorful, humorous illustrations readers will realize that “The cousins are coming!”—followed by a “dash out the door to meet the crew…with hugs and laughter and a kiss or two. “YUCK!” From ‘rock-paper-scissors’ to unauthorized spying on the parents, the gathering of two families presents relatable interactions between children, some coming-of-age moments, a touch of tenderness, and the building of memories. Kay Jones’ first picture book is more than a playbook for friendship, it also captures the gift of family.

What happens when the annual family ‘get-together’ commences? Humor, mischief, a twinge of jealousy, an abundance of mayhem, and a healthy dose of pure joy! Through lyrical rhyme and colorful...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Peter Trimarco

Illustrated by Peter Trimarco


Advance Praise

"A nostalgic picture book that distills the energy of an extended-family visit. Adventures begin when relatives arrive in this debut rhyming celebration of kid-centered family time. Jones captures the frantic excitement of spending time with beloved family members who might only visit a few times a year…Trimarco’s full-color cartoon illustrations aptly capture the chaos."

—Kirkus Reviews

"Forthright and sweet, this picture book depicts an enjoyable, loving visit with family… In Kay Jones’s boisterous picture book the children anticipate a day full of lighthearted adventures—their rambunctious interactions even include the opinions of their pets. The cartoon illustrations… with fun embellishments that stretch the scale of objects…make use of a soft palette and minimized backgrounds, drawing attention to the children’s actions, which are sometimes disorderly and at other times silly."

—Foreword Reviews

“In the fun-filled, lyrical picture book, a family’s get-together turns chaotic but ends in fun and joy. The story is a beautiful portrait of family relationships. I enjoyed the many hilarious comments and found the children’s experiences heart-warming. It is an excellent addition to any young reader’s library.”

– Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite

"Your children can never have enough bedtime reading or raining day shut-in days to be read to and this new book of Kay Jones is truly a great book to read to your child or grandchild. The cover alone will get their attention with the brilliant colors and the children in the tree and hanging out of the window of the moving car. The kids will be begging you to turn the page to learn more about the cousin’s coming. With the dog and hiding cat, they will want you to read it many times over."

—Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times 

"A nostalgic picture book that distills the energy of an extended-family visit. Adventures begin when relatives arrive in this debut rhyming celebration of kid-centered family time. Jones captures...


Marketing Plan

Multiple author signings in Texas, Arkansas and Chicago have been the main support for this book. 


Multiple author signings in Texas, Arkansas and Chicago have been the main support for this book. 



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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781735853543
PRICE $18.95 (USD)
PAGES 32

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