Cootie Custard is the story of a little girl who’s being ridiculed at school after an embarrassing incident. To her surprise, she learns that her mother had a similar childhood experience, and together they come up with a tasty solution to her problem using a creative and humorous approach her grandmother devised.
Cootie Custard is a publication of Hungry Mutt, written by Ezra Hodge and illustrated by Agustina Perciante.
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About the Author – Ezra Hodge
Ezra Hodge began his career as a newspaper reporter in New Orleans for The Times-Picayune, writing a weekly column. He worked in internet/TV news before moving into education. He then led educational publishing and standardized testing programs for Pearson Education in Austin, through the roll out of the Common Core and College & Career Readiness curriculums.
Always with a hand in tech, Ezra then ran a stateand local government-focused software company. This led to roles at Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
While Ezra’s days are centered in the tech world, his spare time is spent on children’s publishing and writing stories of his own.
About the Illustrator – Agustina Perciante
Agustina Perciante is an award-winning book illustrator, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When growing up, she was rarely without a pencil and would spend hours drawing herfavorite cartoon characters.
Nowadays, Agustina is a versatile artist. Hardly a day goes by when she isn’t making art: digital illustrations, traditional painting, sculpting or drawing.
When portraying people and characters, she looks for what is unique in them and then draws from her heart. She particularly enjoys illustrating special moments in people’s lives, and the challenge of making sad moments beautiful. In addition to Cootie Custard, she is the illustrator of a number of upcoming Hungry Mutt books.