Boy

Boy

by James Mayhew
     
 

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Boy wants a warm and cosy place to sleep - but he doesn't want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, looking for the perfect place that is all his own. But in a world full of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs, how will Boy find the one place that's just right for him?

Overview

Boy wants a warm and cosy place to sleep - but he doesn't want to share it with anyone else. So he goes off exploring, looking for the perfect place that is all his own. But in a world full of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs, how will Boy find the one place that's just right for him?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A lovely story to share with both boys and girls.—Bookbag
Children's Literature
It was cold in the cave when Boy awakened. "Where's warm?" he asked. His parents invited him to join them, but Boy did not want to share their space. He went outside looking for a warm place of his own. It was a cloudy day. Boy could not see the sun. He was colder than he had been in the cave. He walked through the forest and found a leafy green tree to sit in. He was warm and comfortable until a saber-toothed tiger told him to get out of his place. Boy ran off into the tall yellow grass and leaned against a pillar, which turned out to be a woolly mammoth. He found a patch sunshine hitting some rocks and basked in their warmth, but a sleepy dinosaur appeared and told him to be on his way. He ran until he reached a warm place on the sand where he fell asleep. Suddenly the ground began to shake and the sky was filled with smoke. It was too warm for Boy. It was a volcano! Boy ran back to his cave as quickly as he could. He crawled into bed with his ma and pa. There was just enough room. Large, colorful pictures cover most of the space on the pages. A young boy dressed only in a fur loin cloth is shown as very small in contrast to the large animals and expansive landscapes. A nice read aloud about the value of sharing. 2004, The Chicken House/Scholastic, Ages 3 to 7.
—Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
Kirkus Reviews
A prehistoric boy leaves his cave in search of warmth and discovers there's no cave like his own. When Boy awakes in the cold morning of his home cave, his parents invite him to share their blankets. Boy doesn't want to share and heads into the Stone Age landscape to find his own warm place. His search leads to a tree branch in a warm forest, but the resident saber-toothed tiger refuses to share. Boy moves on to warm grass, but the local woolly mammoth chases him away. Next, Boy finds warm red rocks, but the inhabiting dinosaur ejects him. Then Boy locates a warm mountain that turns into a hot volcano that sends him racing home, happy to share his parent's blankets. Simple text and marvelous illustrations reminiscent of prehistoric cave paintings showcase Boy's diminutive, solitary figure against a vast, empty world. Perfect for young adventurers about to enter their own brave new worlds. (Picture book. 5-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408314098
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author

James created his first book, Katie's Picture Show, over twenty years ago as a way to share his enthusiasm for art with children. Since then he has gone on to create many wonderful books for children, and today his Katie books are much-loved and respected as an early introduction to art. More recently James has created the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina character, whose adventures give children an introduction to stories from the ballet. James lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and son.

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