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  • Published: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451475473
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $36.99

Caveboy Dave

More Scrawny Than Brawny




A funny graphic-novel series by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds!

His grandpa invented fire. His dad invented the wheel. How will Caveboy Dave leave his mark?

Dave Unga-Bunga has always been more scrawny than brawny. This is a major problem when your village expects you to become a meat-bringer. At age twelve, all young cave-people must stalk through the eerie mushroom forests for a prehistoric beast the village can feast on. Dave would much rather invent stuff for a better life, though—like underwear to make loincloths less itchy and cutlery to make eating less filthy. Can Dave save his group by inventing the perfect defense against a bloodthirsty pokeyhorn? Or will he MEET HIS DOOM?  

First in a new series, More Scrawny Than Brawny delivers irresistible characters, big thrills, and even bigger laughs.

  • Pub date: 15 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451475473
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $36.99

About the Author

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells is a classic children's writer and illustrator with a worldwide reputation for her very acute observations of children. Born in New York City she attended the Museum School in Boston and then worked as a book designer. Her first book was published in 1972, since when she has published over 30 children's picture books and board books. She recently collaborated with Iona Opie on MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE which has received huge media attention and been critically acclaimed as a classic.
AUTHOE LIVES: New York, USA

PRAISE FOR NOISY NORA:
'CAN STAND LIMITLESS REREADINGS. A WONDERFULLY CONCISE RHYTHMIC TEXT, WITH FULL STORY IN THE PICTURES.' Sunday Telegraph
'A WONDERFULLY FUNNY STORY' The Mail on Sunday
'THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE, UNSURPRISINGLY, OF HIGH QUALITY; THE STORYLINE GENTLY AMUSES, THOSE FAMILIAR WITH ROSEMARY WELLS' WORK OVER THE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARS ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE DISAPPOINTED. SHE IS LIKELY TO ALSO WIN SOME NEW EARLY YEARS ADMIRERES' School Librarian Magazine

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Praise for Caveboy Dave

“PRAISE FOR CAVEBOY DAVE:  "Caveboy Dave is a hilarious new graphic novel series . . . imagine a prehistoric version of Wimpy Kid meets Captain Underpants." —Boys' Life "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."  —Kirkus Reviews  "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."  —Publishers Weekly "Outlandishly funny." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books”


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