Not Inside This House! by Kevin Lewis

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Meet Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse, a curious boy who loves to explore!

You'd expect a boy with a name like Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse to explore. But Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse doesn't stop there. He comes home with specimens from his travels! First a bug, and then a moose-what will Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse show up with next? Curious readers are in for a fun adventure.

"Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse,
why is that hog inside this house?"

About Kevin Lewis

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KEVIN LEWIS has always been a bit of an explorer, and as a kid, he was known to bring home a critter or two. Luckily for him, he grew up on a farm where there was always room for one more. The author of THE RUNAWAY PUMPKIN, DINOSAUR DINOSAUR, MY TRUCK IS STUCK! and CHUGGA-CHUGGA CHOO-CHOO, he left behind the green acres of his childhood for the hustle and bustle of New York City, where he edits books for children.DAVID ERCOLINI was inspired to illustrate children’s books while teaching elementary school art classes. He won the Grand Prize at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2009 Winter Conference. This is his first picture book. He lives in New York City. Visit him at
Published August 1, 2011 by Orchard Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When his mother refuses to let him keep some insects inside their home (“Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse, / I’ll have no bugs inside this house!

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Newcomer Ercolini's mild-looking mother and son seem out of step with Lewis's over-the-top rants, but he shines in the imagining of megafauna lodged in a suburban house: the elephant falling through the floor into the mother's bathroom;

May 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Not Inside This House!

Portland Book Review

He brings home a bug, but mom tells him he can’t keep a bug in the house … to shorten the story, he brings in one creature after another, each one larger than the previous, until he works his way up to an elephant borrowed from the zoo.

Oct 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Not Inside This House!

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