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Your Mother Was A Neanderthal (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Your Mother Was A Neanderthal (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
 

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Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their style! 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 style! 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
Janice Del Negro
Sam, Joe, and Fred, the Time Warp Trio who made their first appearances in "Knights of the Kitchen Table" (1991) and the "Not So Jolly Roger" (1991), travel back to the Stone Age and are immediately in trouble. First of all, they don't have "The Book" that enables them to travel in time, and second of all, they're naked. Sam, with a large leaf and a piece of vine, invents clothes--just in time for them to be discovered by "cavegirls." Sam, Joe, and Fred escape (they think) the hostile women, take refuge with men hiding from a saber-toothed tiger, flee a woolly mammoth, and save the day with some simple physics involving a fulcrum and a lever. Scieszka's text is funny and fast, always clever and never cute (OK, naming the cavegirls Nat-Li, Lin-Say, and Jos-Feen is cute, but that's the only part), and Smith's pen-and-ink drawings add a rollicking, somewhat riotous air to the proceedings. This is the kind of book that kids tell one another to read--a surefire hit to the funny bone, whether read alone or aloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417636037
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Time Warp Trio Series , #4
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (The Time Warp Trio Series #4) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about the time warp trio(Sam,Joe and Fred)as they journey to the prehistoric times, and find three neanderthals. One looks exactly like Joe's mother!