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Tek: The Modern Cave Boy

Category: Book
By (author): McDonnell, Patrick
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
  JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Technology
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 9.50in x 7.25in
Our Price:
$ 21.75
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward... all the way to the times of prehistoric man!
Tek is a cave boy in love with tech: his tablet, videogames, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore--and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: "UGH"! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?
A distinctive package and design cleverly evokes the experience of using an electronic device that eventually shuts down... and after a magic page turn, Tek (and the reader) reconnects with the real world.
Review Quote*Praise for Tek:
*"McDonnell (Thank You and Goodnight) plays fast and loose with the historical record in this playful cautionary tale...ever-cute creatures deliver the story's tech-addiction message with a grin, and clever references abound."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
Review Quote*Praise for Thank You and Good Night:A Publishers Weekly Best Picture Book of 2015A BCCB Best Children's Book of 2015
*"This picture book's satisfyingly soft illustrations...feel just right for its plush language and darling characters and content....Small listeners will nestle deep under their covers feeling thankful for tender books that make bedtime a pleasure."

-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Review Quote**"The book's simplicity, gentle rhythms, and easy patterns make it perfect for bedtime reading....Youngsters who love their stuffed animals will particularly latch onto this, and parents who want to promote nocturnal tranquility (or those with their own fond memories of Pooh Bear) will appreciate this little gem as well."-BCCB, starred review
Review Quote**"A book that readers of all ages will be thankful for."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
Review Quote**"This delightful bedtime story extols the virtues of friendship and of being grateful for simple pleasures."-School Library Journal, starred review
Biographical NotePatrick McDonnell is the creator of Thank You and Good Night, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, The Monsters' Monster, and Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is also the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which inspired his picture books The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, and others. He lives in New Jersey.