New Release: CAVEBOY DAVE - NOT SO FABOO

CAVEBOY DAVE: NOT SO FABOO by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (Viking Children’s, October 2018)

CAVEBOY DAVE: NOT SO FABOO by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (Viking Children’s, October 2018)

From New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds comes the latest installment of Caveboy Dave, a middle grade graphic novel series perfect for fans of Captain Underpants.

Twelve-year-old Dave Unga-Bunga is having a great year: he survived his deadly Baby-Go-Boom ceremony, he’s earned the respect of the villagers of Bleccchh, and he just invented ice cream and summer vacation. Before the ice cream melts, Dave and his friends spot a plume of smoke on the horizon (could there be others nearby?) and suddenly Shaman Faboo–the glue that holds the community together–goes missing. With no one to tell them what to do or how to think, the village panics and elects Dave as their new leader. If Dave can’t find Shaman Faboo and bring him back, he’ll be doomed to a life of boredom and something much worse: public service!

Not So Faboo, the second book in the Caveboy Dave series, delivers irresistible characters, big thrills, and even bigger laughs.

Select praise for NOT SO FABOO:

  • Kirkus review: "Such easily accessible themes as the importance of teamwork, dealing with loss, and the power of friendship wind through a tale distinguished by fast pacing and an abundance of knee-slapping middle-grade humor."

Awards!

AS THE CROW FLIES by Melanie Gillman won the 2018 EGL Best of Middle Grade Award and is on the shortlist for the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics.

ELEMENTS: FIRE, edited by Taneka Stotts, won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Anthology.

MONSTER SCIENCE, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (and written by Helaine Becker), was named a 2018 Forest of Reading Silver Birch Honor book.

O HUMAN STAR by Blue Delliquanti won a 2018 Prism Award in the Webcomics category.

THE CARPET MERCHANT OF KONSTANTINIYYA by Reimena Yee was nominated for a 2018 Eisner Award in the Best Digital Comic category.

THE WITCH BOY by Molly Ostertag won the 2018 EBSCO SEE-IT Award, won a 2018 Prism Award in the Mainstream Comics and Graphic Novels category, and is on the shortlist for the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics.

 

New Release: CAVEBOY DAVE

CAVEBOY DAVE: MORE SCRAWNY THAN BRAWNY by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (Viking Children's, Nov. 2016)

CAVEBOY DAVE: MORE SCRAWNY THAN BRAWNY
by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (Viking Children's, Nov. 2016)

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?  

Select praise for CAVEBOY DAVE:
-Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2016
-School Library Journal review: "Put this on the shelf between Jorge Aguirre’s Chronicles of Claudette series and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl books." 
-PW review: "...a delightfully entertaining tale about discovering one’s true calling...it mixes meaningful character growth with alarming threats to life and limb."
-Kirkus review: "Bright colors and animated, exaggeratedly doofy characters buoy the rollicking action, mixing intrigue and lots of giggles... A lively series opener." 

"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 NYT-bestselling and Newbery Honor–winning Roller Girl

"Fast-paced and funny." 
Mo O’Hara, author of the NYT-bestselling Zombie Goldfish series
 

CAVEBOY DAVE - Cover Reveal and Sneak Peek!

CAVEBOY DAVE: MORE SCRAWNY THAN BRAWNY by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (Viking Children's, Nov. 2016)

CAVEBOY DAVE: MORE SCRAWNY THAN BRAWNY
by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Phil McAndrew (Viking Children's, Nov. 2016)

Click to read Chapter One of CAVEBOY DAVE: MORE SCRAWNY THAN BRAWNY at BoysLife.org!

"CAVEBOY DAVE is a hilarious new graphic novel series about a primitive kid named Dave Unga-Bunga, struggling through the pains of growing up in a world in which he doesn’t fit in.

Imagine a prehistoric version of WIMPY KID meets CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.

What’s so tough about Dave’s life? For starters, his grandfather invented fire and his dad invented the wheel — so how is he supposed to live up to that sort of family reputation? You’ll have to read it find out to find out."
--Boys' Life Magazine

“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