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Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett

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Cave Baby

Cave Baby

Cave Baby is another charming, rereadable book from Julia Donaldson (the Gruffalo lady), this time illustrated by Emily Gravett (responsible for classics such as Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear) to excellent effect. Cave mum and dad don’t appreciate Cave Baby’s ‘artwork’ on the cave walls, so, banished to bed, he dreams of artistic recognition. A baby mammoth who needs someone with fingers to decorate the mammoth home cave collects him and they journey through a prehistoric night landscape, with a mysterious scary bear shape to search for on every page. The cave paintings are delightful and so is the rhyming tale. A bit too easy for three-year-olds in my opinion.

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Cave Baby's Art