"This account of the age-old bond between animals and children is ideally paced for read-aloud pleasure."—Kirkus
"A humorous read-aloud that’s both age-appropriate and entertaining...Sauer and Shea’s collaboration will entice readers."—School Library Journal
The adorably stilted language gives this go-round a fresh appeal, as do Shea’s wonderful digital illustrations, which put the roughly sketched Cave Boy atop constantly shifting and emotionally appropriate backgrounds of stone gray, hopeful yellow, and so on. The conclusion, in which the three animals save the day and all become pets, may make parents nervous. Pet-crazy kids, though, will say, “Me like.” --BOOKLIST
, March 1, 2012
About the Author
is the author of Mr. Duck Means Business
, Mostly Monsterly
, Chicken Dance
, Cowboy Camp
, and other books. She has worked as both a teacher and library media specialist. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two children. Visit her at TammiSauer.com.
Bob Shea is a graphic designer and the author of Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. He is the author and illustrator of New Socks and the acclaimed Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, which received three starred reviews and was one of Amazon’s Top 10 Picture Books 2008. Bob’s work has also appeared on Nick Jr., Noggin, and PBS Kids. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son. Visit him at BobShea.com.