Monday, March 11, 2019

" The Cave " - a bookwrap


"The Cave"
authored and illustrated by Rob Hodgson

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Levels:  PS-2
* Publisher:  Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
* Pub. Date:  May 3, 2018
* Hardcover
* Language:  English

Unwrapping some fun illustrations for you to enjoy

Unwrapping the story

"There is a cave.

A cave that is home to
a little creature.

A little creature that never
leaves the cave..."

... because of a wolf.

This is a delightful story that young kids will love.  A wolf discovers a mysterious creature in a cave and makes it his mission to have the critter for lunch.  He invites him to come play with him and offers to be his BFF, but the creature declines his invitations.  

The sly wolf is persistent, and the more he waits, the hungrier he gets and the more desperate.  He offers a variety of activities that might interest the creature enough to exit his abode, but alas, no luck.  

As a last ditch effort wolf offers up a tasty donut with sprinkles to the creature and ta da!... that's the magic bullet that lures the creature out into the open.  

 Wolf is in for the surprise of his life!   The twist at the end of the story will have kids' eyes pop open wide followed by a joyous laugh.  I love stories that are witty and clever and unveil the unexpected.  This one does not disappoint. 

The illustrations are colourful, expressive and very kid-friendly.  Be sure to look for a little worm that is hidden in the illustrations. It is another fun component added into the pages and on the author/illustator's webpage.  This is not only a perfect bedtime story but would be a great addition in a classroom setting or in an elementary school library.  It's fun for all ages really.  I know I enjoyed it immensely and I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the author/illustrator

Rob Hodgson is a British designer and illustrator.
"Rob Hodgson was born in a seaside town in the south of England in 1988. He currently lives in Bristol where he spends his days making a mess and turning it into illustration projects and books. He cites Yoko Ono, Ed Templeton and Arthur Russell among his influences. Working with traditional processes and lo-fi techniques such as block printing, paper cutting and wood cut, Rob combines old and new ideas to create his work. Some interests include animals, skateboards, the psychology of perception and collecting strange toys."
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