Monday, September 21, 2015
This Orq - He Cave Boy by David Elliott and Lori Nichols (Troika Press)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 9:30 AM Labels: David Elliott, Hardback, Lori Nichols, Paperback, Picture Book, This Orq He Cave Boy, Troika Press
An effervescent young cave boy is the star of this story, and Orq loves getting up to all sorts of mischief. But most of all he loves Woma, his woolly mammoth friend who has loved him since he was a tiny cave-toddler.
Woma was also tiny back then, but now Woma is a big huge colossal woolly monstrosity who sheds big brown clumps of hair all over the cave, pongs quite a bit and leaves large brown 'presents' everywhere. EW!
Cave-Mum is not impressed, in fact she'd rather Woma stayed outside (or disappeared entirely!)
In "This Orq, He Cave Boy" by David Elliott and Lori Nichols we find an acute observation of kids and their pets. Kids forgive their animal friends all their faults, but adults are quite a bit less forgiving (usually because we're the ones who do all the feeding, walking and cleaning when our wee ones tire of their maintenance-heavy pet friends!)
Continuing the story, Orq is quite sad that Mum doesn't like Woma - but when Orq gets into a spot of trouble with a rather nasty (and hungry) sabre toothed tiger, Woma comes to the rescue!
It's great to see this book hopping over the Atlantic and being printed over here by Troika. It's a lovely little story, and though it's a theme we've seen many times before, we loved Orq and Woma - setting the story in caveman times gives it a nice original lift!
Charlotte's favourite bit: Baby Woma - SO CUTE!
Daddy's favourite bit: Mild peril as a sabre toothed tiger eyes Orq up as a nice juicy caveboy-steak! NOM!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Troika Press)
"This Orq - He Cave Boy"
Written by David Elliott
Illustrated by Lori Nichols
Published by Troika Press
Release Date (Hardback): September 2015