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 Adventures of caveboy (Read & bloom, Caveboy)
 Author: Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 70 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 089736 ISBN: 9781619639867
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Cave dwellers -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Courage -- Fiction

Price: $16.29

Caveboy 1--Caveboy loves banging his club, running really fast, and playing with his friends, but when his club breaks, he needs to find a new one, leading him to making a new friend and discovering his own bravery.

 Illustrator: Wight, Eric
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 194257

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/17)
   Booklist (06/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2017 Gr 1–4—In this humorous new series set in prehistoric times, Caveboy teams up with his friend Mags for a day of high jinks. In The Adventures of Caveboy, after Caveboy thumps his club around on bushes and rocks, it unexpectedly breaks. Fortunately, Mags helps him find a new one. Caveboy then decides it would be fun to challenge Mags to a race. Things take an unexpected turn when she gets lost. Caveboy knows he must locate her because Mags is his best friend. In Caveboy Is Bored!, the prehistoric protagonist is at loose ends and must come up with a way to entertain himself. Luckily, Caveboy realizes that his little sister, who always seemed so annoying, is finally old enough to be a playmate. Together they climb, chase, and even tease a saber-toothed cat. After what turns out to be a great day of fun, Mom and Dad tell the siblings it's time for bed. However, there's still excitement to be had because Sister is not quite ready to sleep and Caveboy must figure out a way to get her to settle down. VERDICT With short chapters, appealing illustrations, and simple story lines, this series is just right for brand-new readers.—Mary Jennings, Camano Island Library, WA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 06/01/2017 In the tradition of The Flintstones, Bardhan-Quallen introduces a “modern Stone Age family” featuring a feckless cave lad with familiar issues. In these first three misadventures, Caveboy breaks his prized club playing “baseskull” and tries to steal a new one from a girl, Mag, but he quickly feels remorse and hands it back (she later gives it to him when she finds a better one). “Ooga booga!” as he is wont to exclaim. The many color cartoon illustrations that lace these well-leaded, contraction-free episodes often supply story elements and add a bit of diversity, as Mag is darker of skin and woollier of hair than her unibrowed, animal-skins-clad playmate. In the copublished Caveboy Is Bored!, after discovering it’s fun to play with his pesky little sib Sister, even though she “smells like burps,” Caveboy takes her on a pretend mammoth hunt. The easy language and short chapters may prompt outbursts of “ooga booga” from newly independent readers. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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