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CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL By Katelyn Aronson Gets A Star From SLJ!

McIntosh & Otis client Katelyn Aronson has earned a starred review from School Library Journal for her latest picture book, CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL!

Out now from Page Street Kids, CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL follows a bull named Clovis. He used to struggle with his temper, but ever since he took over his late grandmother’s china shop, he’s been learning how to manage it. He pours tea, listens to soothing music, and always keeps Granny’s words in mind: “Grace, grace, nothing broken to replace.” But when rivals from his football days come to heckle him at the shop, Clovis faces a big challenge that even Granny’s words and deep breaths might not be enough for.

In the starred review, School Library Journal calls CLOVIS KEEPS HIS COOL “The real deal…a charmingly teachable story.”


Previously, Kirkus called the tale “A heartwarming, funny lesson in keeping one’s cool.”


Congratulations, Katelyn, from all of us at McIntosh & Otis! Pick up a copy of Clovis’s story from these retailers or your local indie: Barnes & Noble, Target, Bookshop.org.

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