Don’t Feed the Coos! is a book I saw on a list that was promoting strong female characters. To be honest, I am not sure I completely agree with that. The main character is female, but not sure if she is actually a role model. I will leave that up to you.
I think that Jonathan Stutzman created a story that is a “love it or hate it book” there will be no in between for most people. For me, there was something was missing. I was looking for something I cannot tell you what it was. The ending is the saving grace where you learn there is a good answer to the situation at hand after all, but still did not completely endure itself to me even then.
Our narrator tells our young heroine she should not feel the coos. Once you do, you will never get rid of them. They will always be underfoot, in your hair, at your karate practice. They will poo all over everything, they will make noise and just be a royal pain in the you-know-what. There is no hope! Or is there?
This catastrophe is illustrated with cartoonish illustrations by Heather Fox. Fox’s signature colors, drawing and work fills each page. Fox and Stutzman are the illustrator and author of the book Llama Destroys the World, which I disliked a lot. And Stutzman is the author of Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug which I seem to remember reading, but sadly, not memorable. Therefore, these two are not my Top Ten Favorites. However, Don’t Fee the Coos! was more likeably than Llama.