Jan 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating

Hello, reader bees! Now, I know I typically post YA things on this blog. But every once in a while I cheat and post something out of that zone because it's too awesome not to. That, my friends, is the case with today's cover reveal for Jess Keating's debut, the middle grade novel How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied. I'm a sucker for things with animals, and this sounds so cute and fun, so I'm excited to be sharing the cover with you!

The Book
Title: How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied
Author: Jess Keating
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publishing Date: June 1, 2014
Pages: 240

What would middle school be like if you lived in a zoo?

Ana didn't ask to be named after an anaconda. She didn't ask for zoologist parents who look like safari guides. And she definitely didn't ask for a twin brother whose life goal seems to be terrorizing her with his pet reptiles. Now, to make matters worse, her parents have decided to move the whole family INTO the zoo! All of which gives the Sneerers (the clan of carnivorous female predators in her class) more ammunition to make her life miserable-and squash any hope of class tennis stud, Zack, falling in love with her. Ana tries to channel her inner chameleon and fade into the background, but things are changing too quickly for her to keep up.

The Cover
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The Author
As a middle grade author and zoologist, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. Her debut How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied is coming in Summer 2014 from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, with a sequel to follow. She has a Masters degree in Animal Science and a growing collection of books that are threatening to take over her house. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, playing ukulele, and writing books for adventurous and funny kids.

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How To Outrun A Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied takes place at a ZOO (I want one), and Jess Keating is a ZOOLOGIST (that's something I want to be), so I'm looking forward to this, and you should be, too!


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