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“While the book is richer for its inclusion of elements reflecting LaRocca and Alwar’s Indian American heritage, it really shines in its depiction of a happy, extended family gathering, which is universally recognizable. A fond picture-book celebration of summer days and family ties.”
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Summer Is for Cousins

Written by Rajani LaRocca
Illustrated by Abhi Alwar
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Ravi can’t wait to spend summer vacation at the lake house with his family—especially his cousins! Summer vacation is for days at the beach, long hikes, paddleboarding, and—of course—ice cream. Ravi and his oldest cousin, Dhruv, had the same favorite flavor last year, but everything feels different now.

Dhruv’s much taller and his voice is deeper. Ravi’s worried that Dhruv won’t be interested in spending time with him, the little cousin. The ice cream shop doesn’t even have their favorite flavor this year. But on the last night of vacation, the cousins decide to make dinner, and Ravi’s in charge of dessert. He only has one special thing in mind!

This picture book all about summertime fun celebrates the resilient bond between extended family members.

Primary ISBN: 9781419757334
Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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