Friday, November 27, 2020

Review - Cave Dada

Cave Dada

by Brandon Reese
Date: 2020
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

A hilarious book for new dads and their little loved ones to share and enjoy!

It's bedtime for Dada's little cave baby. But Baba wants a bedtime story, and not just from any book. Baba wants just the right book—and the right book means the biggest book! Poor Dada! The delaying tactics of his Stone Age darling may not speed up bedtime ... but they just might change the course of human history.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Picture-book-for-parents alert!

Okay, so bedtime is an eternal struggle. But toddlers aren't going to get it. While this isn't as bad as, say, Mama Needs a Minute, it's still annoyingly geared to parents. Basically, there's a fussy cave baby who demands (in broken English... ugh) that his father read him a story. Nothing else will do. So the dad brings increasingly larger books; they're all written on stone, and some of those books tend to be rather heavy. While dragging one across the floor, a resulting spark starts a fire. The cave is cozy. The kid falls asleep without his story. And everyone is happy.

This is appropriate for new dads... and that's about it.

Premise: 2/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 2/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 2/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.17 out of 5

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