The Adventures of Caveboy

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Eric Wight. Bloomsbury, $9.99 (80p) ISBN 978-1-61963-986-7
This zippy series kickoff introduces Caveboy, a prehistoric boy who, over three chapters, breaks his treasured club playing “baseskull,” finds a replacement club with help from new friend Mags, and attempts to beat Mags in a footrace without letting go of his club. Single-minded and single-eyebrowed (“All you need is one!”), Caveboy is a mischievous, relatable hero who is determined to do things his way but willing to take advice now and again. Wight’s full-color cartoons have a scruffy charm and readily draw out the humor woven into each chapter. Simultaneously available: Caveboy Is Bored! Ages 5–7. Author’s agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/17/2017
Release date: 08/29/2017
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 80 pages - 978-1-61963-987-4
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