This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) By David Elliott; Illustrated by Lori Nichols

ISBN: 9781620915219


Published by (2014-09-01)

This picture book filled with humor and heart is ideal for anyone wishing for a pet to join their family.

Meet Orq, cave boy.  And Woma, woolly mammoth.  

Orq love Woma.  Only one problem: Mom not a fan.  Mom says Woma shed; Woma smell; Woma not house-trained. Is there any way Orq can convince his mom that Woma belongs with them? Orq has a plan. Well, kind of...

Hilarious and sweet, this engaging story is a perfect addition to any home library.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 15.95 USD / 15.95 CAD
Published: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 9781620915219
Page Count: 40
Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11

" . . . Elliott's tex, written with the awkward simplicity of movie "Indians" and cavemen, is hilariously effective and also apt to tickle and be understood by very young readers: 'This Orq. He live in cave. He carry club. He cave boy.' Nichols' digitally colored pencil illustrations are simple and slyly humorous. Offbeat and winning." -- Kirkus Reviews

" . . . Nichols's hilarious tongue-in-cheek illustrations provide a perfect counterpoint to Elliott's terse, faux cave-man vernacular. Drawn in pencil but digitally colored, each spread enhances the story with comic antics by Woma, Orq, and a family of prehistoric birds. . . A fun and winsome addition to any collection." -- School Library Journal

"Elliott's (In the Sea) humorously blunted, primitive language and gently shaded pencil drawings from Nichols (Maple) turn what might have been a predictable story about a boy's attempt to domesticate a woolly mammoth into a sparkling comic monologue. . . Rereadings will be clamored for, and the story will probably bring out the inner caveperson of everyone in the house." -- Publishers Weekly