Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny (Paperback)

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Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny (Paperback)

By Aaron Reynolds, Phil McAndrew (Illustrator)


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This is book number 1 in the Caveboy Dave series.

A funny graphic-novel series by Aaron Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Creepy Carrots!

His grandpa invented fire. His dad invented the wheel. How will Caveboy Dave leave his mark?

Dave Unga-Bunga has always been more scrawny than brawny. This is a major problem when your village expects you to become a meat-bringer. At age twelve, all young cave-people must stalk through the eerie mushroom forests for a prehistoric beast the village can feast on. But Dave would much rather invent stuff for a better life—like underwear to make loincloths less itchy and cutlery to make eating less filthy. Can Dave save his group by inventing the perfect defense against a bloodthirsty pokeyhorn? Or will he MEET HIS DOOM?  

First in a new series, More Scrawny Than Brawny delivers irresistible characters, big thrills, and even bigger laughs. 

"Imagine a prehistoric version of Wimpy Kid meets Captain Underpants."
Boys' Life 
Aaron Reynolds is not a caveman, but he was very scrawny as a kid and can totally relate to Caveboy Dave. These days he's all grown up and spends his time writing bestselling and critically acclaimed books and graphic novels for kids, including Nerdy Birdy, President Squid, and the Caldecott Honor Medalist Creepy Carrots! He lives in Chicago but regularly tours the country visiting schools and libraries. Visit Aaron at

Product Details ISBN: 9780147516589
ISBN-10: 0147516587
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Caveboy Dave

"Caveboy Dave is a hilarious new graphic novel series . . . imagine a prehistoric version of Wimpy Kid meets Captain Underpants."
Boys' Life

"Nonstop action, belly laughs, and stabby cats. What's not to love?"
—Victoria Jamieson, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor–winning Roller Girl

"Fast-paced and funny." 
—Mo O’Hara, author of the New York Times bestselling Zombie Goldfish series

"Bright colors and animated, exaggeratedly doofy characters buoy the rollicking action, mixing intrigue and lots of giggles... A lively series opener." 
—Kirkus Reviews 

"Put this on the shelf between Jorge Aguirre’s Chronicles of Claudette series and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl books." 
—School Library Journal

"A delightfully entertaining tale about discovering one’s true calling...Dave’s first adventure sets a high bar for future volumes." 
—Publishers Weekly

"Outlandishly funny."
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Packed with chuckle-worthy anachronisms andplenty of Captain Underpants–brand humor, Reynolds and McAndrew’s story of troglodyte tweens is ideal for the middle-grade set."