Starred Review. PreSchool-K—Sometimes parents are too preoccupied to help their children get a snack—even in prehistoric times. When a young cave boy tells his parents, "Me hungry!" all he gets in response is a loud, "Me busy!" What's a Stone Age boy to do? He hunts, of course. But a rabbit eludes him, a porcupine is too sharp, and a tiger is too mean to tangle with. A hungry mammoth is the perfect catch—the new friends find food together. Tankard's bold, thick black lines, done in ink and digital media, outline the youngster and his many choices for a snack, allowing the characters to jump off the monochromatic pages. Minimal but effective text perfectly complements the expressive prehistoric family. This energetic story comes full circle with a humorous punch line that will make all children with busy parents laugh out loud.—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
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Jeremy Tankard worked as a graphic designer and commercial illustrator before embarking on a career as a children’s book author and illustrator. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he now lives in Toronto, Canada.
Bought this book upon a recommendation and my 2 year old loves it!!! He thinks it's hilarious and always repeats it after me!Published 5 months ago by Julie Henshaw
My one year old laughs every time we read! He thinks it is so funny, it must be the different voices we use to read it!Published 21 months ago by Santos
Inthought it would be a better story. My 18 mos. old grandson seems to like it ok but I thought it would talk about eating and hungry. Got it from a British vendor. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Bette G