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Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny Paperback – November 1, 2016
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Gr 3–6—A new graphic novel series from the author of the Caldecott Honor picture book Creepy Carrots. At age 12, all the young cave people must use the skills they've been taught in school to hunt a prehistoric beast that will then feed the whole village. Dave comes from a long line of inventors, and though his inventions tend to fall into the category of making life more comfortable as opposed to the groundbreaking work of family members who discovered fire or invented the wheel, he still believes that his endeavors will save him from having to participate in the ritual. When Dave's invention of underwear fails to draw praise, he heads into the eerie mushroom forests with his classmates. Even the bravest students realize that they are ill prepared, but Dave's quick thinking saves the day many times over. Fans of Dav Pilkey's "Captain Underpants" series will find much to love here. Panels are big and usually formatted four to a page, with two to three speech bubbles per panel. The story is well paced and balances backstory with action and problem-solving. Put this on the shelf between Jorge Aguirre's "Chronicles of Claudette" series and Ben Hatke's "Zita the Spacegirl" books. VERDICT A humorous look at life in the Stone Age that incorporates STEM themes through the interests and achievements of its main character; a highly recommended purchase for school and public library collections.—Samantha Lumetta, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
PRAISE FOR CAVEBOY DAVE:
"Caveboy Dave is a hilarious new graphic novel series . . . imagine a prehistoric version of Wimpy Kid meets Captain Underpants."
"Nonstop action, belly laughs, and stabby cats. What's not to love?"
—Victoria Jamieson, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor–winning Roller Girl
"Fast-paced and funny."
—Mo O’Hara, author of the New York Times bestselling Zombie Goldfish series
"Bright colors and animated, exaggeratedly doofy characters buoy the rollicking action, mixing intrigue and lots of giggles... A lively series opener."
"Put this on the shelf between Jorge Aguirre’s Chronicles of Claudette series and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl books."
—School Library Journal
"A delightfully entertaining tale about discovering one’s true calling...Dave’s first adventure sets a high bar for future volumes."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Packed with chuckle-worthy anachronisms andplenty of Captain Underpants–brand humor, Reynolds and McAndrew’s story of troglodyte tweens is ideal for the middle-grade set."
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Dave Unga-Bunga is truly between a rock and a hard spot in that his grandfather invented fire and his dad invented the wheel. At the age of twelve there is a 'Baby-go-Boom' ritual that all twelve year olds must participate in to exhibit their hunting prowess. Good old Dave is now eleven and eleven-twelfths so the ritual is fast-approaching. And, it is one that involves going out into the 'wild' and killing one of six animals. And, returning the kill to the village for food. Does Dave have any ideas that will equal his lineage and at the same time exhibit his hunting skill?
The names of the animals are hysterical and as the reader will ascertain quickly that Dave Unga-Bunga does have some inventions of his own. No spoilers here but have to admit that his 'poo-marker- was something really special! Even when the reader is not expecting something funny to pop up, it will. A perfect example for me was when looking at the salad bar. Seems as though there are a lot of laughs to be found but never would have imagined one in the salad bar!
One of the witticisms of Dave's father was to 'look at life with possibilities' and Dave certainly looked and found many. His dad must have been so proud of him. And, even dad's nose made me chuckle. Of course, the invention of underwear by Dave is so creative. And, the village Shaman is a leader in every sense. 'Gather at the slab' when you hear the Gathering Horn.
The illustrations are superb (thanks to Phil McAndrew's skill) and accompany the text perfectly. A perfect read for me on this rainy, dreary day in Vermont. It would have been funny on any day but it certainly brightened my outlook today.
Well done to both the author and the illustrator for a creative and humorous story of the "Baby-go-Boom' ritual. Personally, I will never think of any caveman in the future without remembering Dave Unga-Bunga and his crew. When all else fails, 'follow the poo.'.
Most highly recommended.