Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cave Dada: A Picture Book Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to Gwen Porter who won CHASING AUGUSTUS from last week's blog.




REVIEW


This week I have another picture book by North Carolina author-illustrator, Brandon Reese. I first featured Brandon on my blog two years ago with his debut picture book, OOTHAR THE BLUE. CAVE DADA is a very different subject, but once again, larger-than-life characters are portrayed in funny illustrations and minimal text in a book that kids and parents will love. To quote from Beauty and the Beast, this is a "story that is as old as time."




Although Dada is tired from his day of hunting and gathering, Baba is not. He demands to be read to.



But Baba is quite firm. He needs a book. And not ANY book. It has to be a BIG book. 




Not even Dada's discovery of fire makes Baba happy.

So, Dada goes on a hunt for a book SO BIG that he needs the help of a wooly mammoth to bring it back.




But what does Dada find when he returns? 

Baba has fallen asleep.




Or, has he?


*****

This book will make a great gift to a new father--or any father for that matter! Children will love the illustrations and even pre-K students will learn to "read" the simple words. Kids and parents will enjoy how true to life it is--and how funny too!

YOUTUBE


Here is Brandon reading the book--as it's supposed to sound!




GIVEAWAY

To enter, please leave a comment on my blog (with your email address if you are new to my blog). Become a new subscriber to my blog and I'll enter your name twice. Giveaway ends at 6 PM on June 5.


WHAT'S NEXT FOR BRANDON?


Brandon told me that the sequel to Cave Dada will be coming out in 2021--CAVE DADA PICKY EATER. I can only imagine the hilarious illustrations and storyline for that book! 

21 comments:

Susan said...

thanks for tagging me - my sons-in-law would love this!

Grannyjo said...

This looks awesome! Definitely on my list for new father gifts!

Carol Baldwin said...

Yes, it's a great book Susan and JoLynn. Your names start the list!

Melissa Henderson said...

What an adorable book!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

This looks so fun and, revealing my age, all I could of was Barney and Bam-Bam!
Thanks for sharing.
Connie
cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol Baldwin said...

Yes--Barney and Bam Bam! Thanks to you and Melissa for leaving comments.

kfiechtn said...

Omg this sounds adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Sincerely,
Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez

Linda Phillips said...

Thanks for sharing this one, Carol. Brandon has done it again! Another brilliant piece of work. Way to go, Brandon!

Gwen said...

It looks like a fun read, for kids and their parents/grandparents. And true to life, as I remember from reading to my children at bedtime, many years ago.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Gwen, Linda, and Kaitlyn. You're all in and yes, it is adorable!

Danielle H. said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. This is a book I haven't heard of before and will make a great Dad's Day gift. I love the illustrations.

Carol Baldwin said...

I know. the illustrations are fantastic!

Jana Leah B said...

This story looks cute & fun. I'm a subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway!
turtle6422 at gmail dot com

Carol Baldwin said...

You;re in, Jana Leah!

Barbara Younger said...

My book loving grandson would adore this! What a clever, clever idea!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Barbara. It is quite clever!!

Joan Y. Edwards said...

What a cute story! Thank you for sharing!

Never Give Up
Joan

Carol Baldwin said...

It sure is, Joan!

Rosi said...

I LOVED Oothar the Blue. This new book looks to be perfectly adorable. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the heads up.

Jean said...

I love it. So much like my adult son!

Carol Baldwin said...

Well, maybe you'll win this book for him, Jean! Thanks for stopping by.

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