Gift giving during the Stone Age gets tricky when Caveboy and Cavegirl share the same birthday. Still, the celebration is not without humor and a twist ending in this prehistoric retelling of "The Gift of Magi."
Caveboy has quite the rock collection. Cavegirl adores her tool collection. As their big day approaches, Cavegirl trades her beloved tool collection for a special gift for Caveboy. Meanwhile Caveboy trades his treasured rock collection for a special gift for Cavegirl. When it's time to exchange presents, these two cavekids are in for one mammoth surprise.
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Cathy Breisacher is the author of Petunia Pepper's Picture Day, a winner of the Eastern PA SCBWI Writers Conference book award. Cathy is a school guidance counselor.
Roland Garrigue is the illustrator of the How to Banish Fears series and many award-winning picture books published in his native country, France. www.rolandgarrigue.com
Read an Excerpt
Caveboy and Cavegirl were born on the same day, in side-by-side caves.
In no time at all, they became the best of friends. Every year they celebrated their birthday together. And every day they played hide-and-seek . . . searched for shapes in clouds . . .and raced their pets
Eventually Caveboy discovered that he loved . . . rocks! Shiny rocks. Rough rocks. Stacking rocks and building rocks. He showed his rocks to Cavegirl and taught her to play stone toss.
Cavegirl discovered that she loved something, too . . . tools! Pointy tools. Wide tools. Planting tools and painting tools. She showed her tools to Caveboy and taught him to create masterpieces on cave walls.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When it's time to exchange presents, two adorable cavekids who share a birthday show what their friendship means to the other. And come to a clever solution! After reading, every reader will want an adorable cave bear or mammoth pet of their own.
Two prehistoric pals - cavekids - share a birthday and a desire to delight one another with the perfect presents. Making selfless choices by trading their favorite possessions - tools and rocks - the friends surprise one another and learn to grow, adapt and imagine new possibilities together. A paleo perfect birthday book!
My children have always gotten gifts for their siblings with their own money or made them. Nothing big, just something they know their brother or sister would like. It was important to me that they use their own money because it made it more personal. So when I read Cavekid Birthday by Cathy Breisacher I was so touched, not to mention laughing out loud. It was hillarious when Cavegirl couldn't give a painting because it was on a cave wall! This is also an excellent resource for any Makerspace folks out there.