Don't Feed the Coos! (Hardcover)
As a noted pigeon fan, I LOVE this hilaious picture book. Along the lines of If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, This is an over-exaggerated cautionary tale about how a small action (feeding pigeons) can lead to dire consequences (coo poo EVERYWHERE and not a moments peace!)
The dynamic team behind Llama Destroys the World returns with a laugh-out-loud tale about the dangers…of feeding pigeons!
When you see a coo, you will be tempted to give it a treat.
Coos are adorable, peaceful, kind of silly.
But DON'T FEED THE COO!
If you feed one, they will ALL come...
So begins Don't Feed the Coos, a cautionary tale that details the fallout when a little girl decides to share some bread with a coo (aka pigeon). From the park to home to the arcade to karate practice, the coos follow the generous-but-foolish girl who didn’t heed the warning. Because when you give a coo a crumb…the entire population of coos will come! But fret not: our spunky little heroine will discover that even the biggest of problems can be solved with a little determination.
In the grand tradition of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Don't Feed the Coos reminds us that the most disastrous of reactions can come from the most innocent of actions. Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox deliver another ridiculous and hilarious story, sure to delight fans of The Bad Seed and I Want My Hat Back.
About the Author
Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and a picture book author. He is the author of numerous books for children, including Don't Feed the Coos, Santa Baby, the Llama trilogy, and the Tiny T-Rex series. He received his masters at Temple University for film and digital media. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with his wife, the illustrator Heather Fox. Fitz and Cleo is his debut graphic novel.
Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer, creating art in pen and ink, digital, and gouache. She is the illustrator of Don't Feed the Coos, Santa Baby, and the Llama trilogy. She lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with her husband, the writer Jonathan Stutzman. Fitz and Cleo is her debut graphic novel.
"If it's true that being pooped on by a bird brings good luck, Stutzman and Fox's protagonist accrues some serious great fortune...Coo-coo storytime fun."—Kirkus
"Fox’s graphic illustrations echo the text’s giddy rhythms, with the pigeons styled...as pert, wide-eyed, always-in-profile graphic motifs that skip, flit, and, yes, poo prodigiously across the pages." — Publishers Weekly
"Giggleworthy...a silly primer on the dos and don’ts of animal caretaking." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Llama Destroys the World:
"Dessert has never seemed so epic." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Will make Rubin and Salmieri's fans split their own pants." —Kirkus