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Publisher Comments:

Step back 15,000 years as a modern boy enters a Stone Age village and learns a few prehistoric tricks of the trade.

One day a boy falls down a hole, and an amazing thing happens — when he wakes, hes in a camp full of people wearing animal skins! Mixing flight of fancy with prehistoric facts, Satoshi Kitamura ushers us back to a time of surprising innovation and artistic expression, shown in cave paintings visible to this day.

Review:

"Kitamura's (Me and My Cat?) invites readers to explore the Stone Age with this accomplished story of a boy who falls through a hole in his dull, gray environment and somehow emerges into a grassy, wild world. There he meets a girl: 'I don't think I looked like any of the boys she knew,' he says as she feels his navy-blue pullover, inspects his pale-blue sneakers and tries on his glasses. She leads him to her family's settlement, where 'people had no knives or forks, no plastic — not even any metal.' In step-by-step, captioned illustrations, readers observe how to start a fire; dry meat on wooden racks; and warm liquid 'by putting a red-hot stone into a leather bag.' The tribe also spears a reindeer and dances to celebrate. 'I joined in on air guitar,' the boy jokes, jamming in the background. Without superfluous gore, Kitamura depicts dead caribou and draws Lascaux-like cave paintings that acknowledge the importance of animals. (The author pictures mammoths and other fauna on the end pages too, but only a bear participates in the drama.) An imaginative way to kindle interest in, and admiration for, the people of a far distant era. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Satoshi Kitamura has illustrated many picture books, including contributing to CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: POEMS INSPIRED BY SAINT-SAENS' MUSIC, a BOOKLIST Top Ten Art Book for Youth. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763634742
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Illustrator:
Kitamura, Satoshi
Author:
Kitamura, Satoshi
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Stone age
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.98x9.20x.36 in. .99 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763634742 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kitamura's (Me and My Cat?) invites readers to explore the Stone Age with this accomplished story of a boy who falls through a hole in his dull, gray environment and somehow emerges into a grassy, wild world. There he meets a girl: 'I don't think I looked like any of the boys she knew,' he says as she feels his navy-blue pullover, inspects his pale-blue sneakers and tries on his glasses. She leads him to her family's settlement, where 'people had no knives or forks, no plastic — not even any metal.' In step-by-step, captioned illustrations, readers observe how to start a fire; dry meat on wooden racks; and warm liquid 'by putting a red-hot stone into a leather bag.' The tribe also spears a reindeer and dances to celebrate. 'I joined in on air guitar,' the boy jokes, jamming in the background. Without superfluous gore, Kitamura depicts dead caribou and draws Lascaux-like cave paintings that acknowledge the importance of animals. (The author pictures mammoths and other fauna on the end pages too, but only a bear participates in the drama.) An imaginative way to kindle interest in, and admiration for, the people of a far distant era. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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