The Cousins Are Coming

Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 07/13/2023
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Family get-togethers are always a lot of fun, especially when you're a kid, as you meet and play with kids your age when your cousins join in on the fun. The Cousins Are Coming is one such adventure story of a family get-together. Written by Kay Jones, MA, in catchy rhyming verses, with some lively illustrations by Peter Trimarco, the story follows a group of siblings awaiting the arrival of their cousins. Excited and brimming with energy, the kids greet their cousins enthusiastically. But now it's time to cosplay, using rock-paper-scissors to decide who will play which role. Soon, the kids will spy on their parents, play hide-and-seek, look at old family pictures, race across the house, eat ice cream, play board games, and at the end of an exhausting day, argue over who will sleep where.

I still remember the days I waited patiently for family get-togethers when my cousins would come, and we would get into tons of mischief and create an uproar all over the house, much to the chagrin of our parents. This is precisely the energy and vibe I got while reading The Cousins Are Coming. Kay Jones has created a short, sweet story of rhymes for kids to enjoy. The combination of quirky characters and hilariously funny dialogue and rhymes are bound to entertain children of all ages. Peter Trimarco's illustrations are the icing on the cake, making it even more enjoyable. I can't recommend this one enough.

Edith Wairimu

In the fun-filled, lyrical picture book, The Cousins Are Coming by Kay Jones, MA, a family’s get-together turns chaotic but ends in fun and joy. As the cousins arrive, everyone runs to the driveway to receive them. After many hugs and laughter, the children hurriedly remove their shoes and dash up the stairs. There are so many activities to enjoy but so little time left. First, the children take out the costumes they have been preparing for their show. Then, after a few squabbles, each picks the role they want to play. From playing hide-and-seek to looking through old photographs, the children move from one exciting activity to another. In the end, they go to bed, eager to wake up and play more games the next day.

Filled with numerous fun activities, the story will provide ideas for children looking for new games. Young readers will find the story easy to read because of its rhythm and engaging storytelling. They will learn new words and be able to recall them. The story is a beautiful portrait of family relationships. It masterfully captures the arguments and wonderful conversations children have and is a lovely celebration of memories and experiences family members share. I enjoyed the many hilarious comments and found the children’s experiences heart-warming. The illustrations are straightforward and absorbing. The story’s brisk pace makes it fascinating. The Cousins Are Coming by Kay Jones, MA, is a joyous work with exhilarating activities children will love. It is an excellent addition to any young reader’s library.

Laura Imaz

The Cousins are Coming by Kay Jones MA is about an exciting family reunion that brings relatives together in one house. This is a big event that takes place annually, but what will it have to offer this year? To begin with, the children are restless with anticipation even before their cousins arrive, but as soon as they do, they greet each other and begin having fun right away. From digging up old images to solving problems using rock-paper-scissors, these children are having the time of their lives. The cousins get to know each other and continue to build strong ties as they cook, laugh, and taste the results. This picture book demonstrates the value of family and the joy it brings.

The Cousins are Coming tells the story of a wonderful family that reunites and enjoys a wonderful time together. The children play hide-and-seek, card games, and watch movies. They also try new things, such as cooking and recognizing family members in old images. I adored the richness of the illustrations and how they captured the children's liveliness and delight. The lyrical rhyme just enhanced the reading pleasure. I was impressed by the structure of the book and the distinctive reading experience it brings. Kay Jones MA portrays how pure the interaction between children can be and how family bonding is one of the most wonderful things humans can enjoy. This book provides an excellent opportunity not only to enjoy an endearing narrative but also to learn the great gift that family represents.