cover image The Adventures of Caveboy

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. [em]Author’s agent: Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency. (Aug.) [/em]