It is extremely charming to see Kina being so protective of her newborn cousin, especially when he is surrounded only but people who love him dearly. Good practice for when she will need to scare off bullies after school when she’s a teenager and he’s just finding his middle school legs. New Yorkers protect New Yorkers, cousins get cousins.
He is a little stinker, though, and faintly savory, in the best way.
Editor’s Note: I am thinking that this is maybe my favorite masthead ever? Kina really went to town on the garden and the giant green bouffant. It is a masterpiece. Note the echoed flower in the Xtina piece, which she also illustrated.