Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny – by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew


61r8krqgvnl   Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny – by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew, Viking, (9780451475473), 2016.

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5:  3

Genre:  Graphic Novel, Humor

What did you like about the book? In this graphic novel set in prehistoric time, caveboy Dave has big shoes to fill if he wants to live up to his inventor heritage since his dad invented the wheel and granddad invented fire. Dave’s own attempts at invention, underwear and forks, meet a lukewarm reception from the rest of the clan. When Dave and the other teens venture alone into the wild for their coming of age ‘baby-go-boom’ ceremony, Dave’s ability to think in new ways could save the day.  Readers will root for the scrawny goofball teen in his quest to prove his worth and contribute to his tribe in a non-brawny way.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Easy – give this one to those readers who would love that the word ‘poo’ appears about a hundred times.

For a less poo-laden graphic novel set in prehistoric times, see Lucy and Andy Neanderthal by Jeff Brown

Who should buy this book? Elementary school libraries and public libraries.

Where would you shelve it?  Shelve with your other Graphic Novels.

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Mary Melaugh, Marshall Middle School Library, Billerica, MA

Date of review:  11/4/16

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