Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross
Andersen, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
s Jeanne Willis's story begins, it looks like a
Little Red Hen
lesson in caveman cooperation, as thin Og spies a fat mammoth on a mountaintop and enlists Ug, Gog, Bog, Nog, and finally Mog to help him make a
s they pull together everything required to trap and cook a mammoth, they sing their song: '
We're fed up with eating weeds! / No more weeds! No more seeds! / Meat is what a caveman needs! / Meat is what a caveman needs!
ut the '
mammoth thought, "I'd like to see them try!"
' and he had good reason, which reveals itself in a riotous ending - made even more so by Tony Ross's goofy illustrations - that will have kids cheering and demanding a re-read.
is monumental fun.
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