" Goofy and oddly endearing. Funny coincidence - two graphic novels featuring prehistoric misfits this year. " Brenda Kahn said.
" In this graphic novel set in prehistoric time, caveboy Dave has big shoes to fill if he wants to live up to his inventor heritage since his dad invented the wheel and grandad invented fire. Dave’s own attempts at invention, underwear and forks, meet a lukewarm reception from the rest of the clan. When Dave and the other teens venture alone into the wild for their coming of age ‘baby-go-boom’ ceremony, Dave’s ability to think in new ways could save the day. " Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh said.
" Read aloud comic for my 7 year old. It was RIDICULOUS, and the dialog was so funny I begrugingly laughed more than I'd bargained for. The older kids would often join reading time when they heard it from the other room. FAR more clever and entertaining than I'd thought going into it. I really think in general reading comics out loud is cumbersome and annoying. But I started doing voices to help differentiate the characters and this was a huge hit. This ended up being a seriously cute comic. " Scooping it Up said.
" I finally got to read Caveboy Dave! I've been looking forward to this for months. It's a fun children's graphic novel about Dave Unga-Bunga, the grandson of the inventor of fire and the son of the inventor of the wheel, and how he wants to prove himself. I like the ridiculous situations and the humor. Thanks for the recommendation, Sam! " Rachel Genovese said.
"Reynolds, Aaron Caveboy Dave, 241 pgs. Illustrated by Phil McAndrew GRAPHIC NOVEL Viking, 2016. $20.99 Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.
Dave comes from a long line of inventors, but nobody seems to appreciate his inventions (such as a fork) in his caveman community. As Dave has hit the age where he has to prove himself, him and his friends are supposed to hunt one of the Big Six deadly animals and bring home food for their people. Dave finds that his inventive mind might help him and his friends more than brawn.
This book is hilarious and I loved the character Dave. There is some underwear humor and it shows the cavemen eating raw animals which is gross. The illustrations are funny and it has some heartwarming moments.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.
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" A slap stick comedy about the prehistoric coming-of-age ritual (Baby-Go-Boom) and Dave's own special way of finding out who he truly is... " Pam said.
" A very silly graphic novel - not a lot of meat to it. I liked it more towards the end. Kids will love it though. " Renee said.
" I was not a huge fan of the artwork, and there were times when I was confused about what the cave people knew and didn't know of modern words, but I think kids will enjoy this one and it has STEM applications. " Samantha said.