Your Mother Was a Neanderthal #4

Your Mother Was a Neanderthal #4

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by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith
     
 

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Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

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Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Scieszka and his comic cohort, Smith, support the vision of kids in Your Mother Was a Neanderthal, one of the Time Warp Trio series. Joe, Fred and Sam are three wild and crazy guys who travel to prehistoric times where they face earthquakes, a saber tooth tiger, and the frustrations of communicating with cave people. All Scieszka's skinny time travel novels are fat with adventure, laughs, and tension. The Time Warp Trio reacts and relates the way kids would.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Joe, Sam, and Fred find themselves ``absolutely naked'' at the outset of this prehistoric adventure. While fans of the previous three books won't be surprised at this somewhat outrageous beginning, it's sure to catch the attention of first-timers. Scieszka's humorous, zippy dialogue and word play, combined with Stone Age icons (a saber-toothed cat; a woolly mammoth; cave paintings; and an interesting and hilarious collection of cavemen, women, and girls), are sure to appeal to readers. References to classic time-travel books-Edward Eager's Half Magic, Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, and H.G.Wells's The Time Machine- are bound to spur many readers on to other new adventures. This fast-paced, fun story is perfectly matched by Smith's wacky black-and-white illustrations. Another great book from the dynamic duo!-Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142400487
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Series:
Time Warp Trio Series, #4
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
149,842
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

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