Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Cavekid Birthday by Cathy Breisacher
Add Cavekid Birthday to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Cavekid Birthday

Best Seller
Cavekid Birthday by Cathy Breisacher
Hardcover $16.99
Mar 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781580898768

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Mar 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781580898768 | 4-8 years

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Mar 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781632896964 | 4-8 years

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details

Praise

Breisacher and Garrigue explore the timeless fun of gift exchange. Neighbors Caveboy and Cavegirl are best friends who do everything together. The pair shares interests in pet racing, stone tossing, painting on walls—a joy shared by all children since the very beginning of time—as well as their birthday. As it approaches, Cavegirl becomes frantic to make the perfect gift, but a mishap involving her pet bear sends her to Caveman’s Collectibles to pick out the perfect present. Since money has yet to be invented, Cavegirl trades her tools for a box. Caveboy also considers the perfect gift before trading his precious rocks for…a box. The two best friends make the best of their gifts, but eventually it’s back to Caveman’s Collectibles for another trade. In exchange for their things, they do some gnarly interior decorating for Caveman—money may not have been invented yet, but paint, ladders, and balloons are readily available! The scratchy line-and-color illustrations share an aesthetic with The Flintstones, with the uniformly pale-skinned characters sporting hide clothing and bone accessories. The message will resonate with generations of readers—the simplicity of a box combined with imagination crosses time and gender. However, the protagonists’ binary names are not inclusive of gender fluidity. The faux primitive grammar (“Me like….Trade good”) gives character to the dialogue but may also confuse emerging readers. Book sweet.
Kirkus Reviews

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Cathy Breisacher
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top