Caveboy Crush
Caveboy Crush
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Caveboy Crush

Written by Beth Ferry & illustrated by Joseph Kuefler
Hardcover
$17.99
$16.73
4 - 8
Reading age
48
Page count
7
Words per page
~261L
Lexile measure
Nov 1, 2019
Publication date

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Illustrations and text masterfully complement the original take on a crush story set in prehistoric times.

Neander the caveboy spots a short, hairy, beautiful girl with an arrow strung taut in her bow while he fishes for giant, primitive fish, and he’s immediately smitten. Obviously, when she looks his way he reacts by jumping into the lake. Neander groans and grins all the way home where his parents diagnose his strange new symptoms—it’s a “CRUSH!” Neander crushes things for the prehistoric beauty, Neanne, to show how he feels, but he only ends up scaring her. He knows his next display must be “mega extra super grander,” so he chisels a sculpture of Neanne out of ice. The story appropriately ends as Neanne crushes the sculpture, reciprocating her feelings for Neander. Ferry’s flowing text is filled with mirroring diction—”he picked and plucked and plucked and picked”—and spotted with personality that volumizes the limited speech from the cave dwelling characters and adds charm to the story, with clever lines like “Neander turned six shades of sunset” and “the Island of Icy Ice.” Keufler’s illustrations fit the tale perfectly, bringing in humorous and clever details like giant mammoth butterflies and bees, cave paintings, and Neanne’s bone hair accessory. Caveboy Crush flaunts originality and clever details with its prehistoric twist on the classic and relatable story of a childhood crush.

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    A peek at Neander
    A peek at Neanne

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Throughout the book are animals that seem a bit different then they do nowdays, like giant butterflies and bees. Which animal did you think was the coolest? If you could choose any animal to grow in size today, what would you choose?
  • Neander has a big crush on Neanne, so he literally crushes things to impress her. What might have been a more appropriate way to approach Neanne and communicate his feelings?

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Book Details

ISBN
9781419736568
Publication Date
November 1, 2019
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Page Count
48
Words Per Page
7
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2018047041
Est. Lexile® Level
~261L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~I
ATOS® Book Level
2.1
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
508476
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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