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A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear. But where are they all going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall? A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear. But where are they all going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?


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A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear. But where are they all going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall? A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape populated by a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and even, just maybe, by a big brown bear. But where are they all going? And what has it to do with the baby's scribblings on the cave wall?

30 review for Cave Baby (Book & CD)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karina

    Spanish Edition--- this was a beautifully illustrated story written as a poem about a baby caveman (cave baby?) His parents draw animals on the walls of their cave home: mammoth, saber toothed tiger, rabbit, hyena, and a bear. The baby is so lonely he starts to paint bright colors over their dark animals. He gets in trouble by Cave Mom and Dad. Later that night the mammoth comes for him and gives cave baby a ride on his back and inspiration to paint beautiful bright drawings. Super cute book. Lov Spanish Edition--- this was a beautifully illustrated story written as a poem about a baby caveman (cave baby?) His parents draw animals on the walls of their cave home: mammoth, saber toothed tiger, rabbit, hyena, and a bear. The baby is so lonely he starts to paint bright colors over their dark animals. He gets in trouble by Cave Mom and Dad. Later that night the mammoth comes for him and gives cave baby a ride on his back and inspiration to paint beautiful bright drawings. Super cute book. Love stories where imagination wins over tradition.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chera The Chicken Nugget

    So so cute!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carlena Aaron-Aggarwal

    Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson is a book on the escapades of a bored cave baby. After painting bright squiggles, stars and stripes on the beautifully decorated cave s, cave baby is told by cave dad that “If you don’t take care a mammoth’s going to throw you to the big brown bear!”. Cave baby is then whisked off into the night and taken on a mysterious adventure, with a Woolly Mammoth. Cave Baby is an entertaining and wonderfully illustrated story that captures the imagination and keeps the reader g Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson is a book on the escapades of a bored cave baby. After painting bright squiggles, stars and stripes on the beautifully decorated cave s, cave baby is told by cave dad that “If you don’t take care a mammoth’s going to throw you to the big brown bear!”. Cave baby is then whisked off into the night and taken on a mysterious adventure, with a Woolly Mammoth. Cave Baby is an entertaining and wonderfully illustrated story that captures the imagination and keeps the reader guessing what will happen next. This book is filled with ideas and concepts of the prehistoric world that will enrich the vocabulary and engage the mind. Cave baby can be read independently by readers aged 9 and up, as there are a few difficult names of prehistoric creatures and descriptive words that younger readers will need help understanding. This aside, it can still be enjoyable when read aloud for those as young as nursery. Cave baby can be used in both Literacy and as a cross-curricular topic. Cave Baby can be integrated into an English lesson as an introduction to poetry writing. In true Donaldson style, Cave baby reads as a beautifully orchestrated rhyming poem, with a simple but catching rhythm that makes it a great example of the format of a poem and a very enjoyable read. Cave baby could be used in art as a link to history. The focus in this story is cave drawings. During an Art lesson, the class could be asked to create a cave drawing/ painting that illustrate a story, which could be their journey to school or what they did that morning. This would then lead onto the discovery of real cave paintings and the life and stories of prehistoric man. Whether it is read in class or on your own, Cave Baby is a thoroughly interesting read, and a perfect addition to any bookshelf. Enjoy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    u1124876 UEL

    Julia Donaldson has written many books including Sharing a Shell and also The Gruffolo and writes the story for Cave Baby which Jon kindly lent me. This is a story of a baby who finds a brush and pot and paints all over the murals already painted on the walls and his adventure that takes place as a result. Emily Gravett illustrates this book and unlike Wolves I am fond of her depictions in it. I like her use of colour, shading and pencil drawings. The hare in the story bears some resemblance to t Julia Donaldson has written many books including Sharing a Shell and also The Gruffolo and writes the story for Cave Baby which Jon kindly lent me. This is a story of a baby who finds a brush and pot and paints all over the murals already painted on the walls and his adventure that takes place as a result. Emily Gravett illustrates this book and unlike Wolves I am fond of her depictions in it. I like her use of colour, shading and pencil drawings. The hare in the story bears some resemblance to the wolf in Wolves but I like it because of the perspective of the hare in the illustration and also it looks like it has been done in watercolour as opposed to just a black and white pencil drawing. I also like the shading on the blackberry's. There are some darker pictures in this book where you struggle to read the words which could have been written in white or grey to make it easier to read rather than in black. There is a small mouse in one of the illustrations that is painting a mural of a larger mouse hunting the Dad which is amusing and elements like this make the story more enjoyable. I would read this book aloud with the children in lower KS1 and talk about why the baby is bored and what he does as a result. I would get the children to come up with other ideas to how the baby could curb his boredom. I would like to use literacy and art and get the children to paint their own murals. Also I would look at the animals depicted in the story and possibly look at the French words for them.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Miss Davey

    This picture was a joy to read. With flowing rhyming text I felt the story was really emphasised. The factor which made this picture book so enjoyable is the illustrations by Emily Gravett (illustrator for The Imaginary by A.F Harold). When focusing on the imaginary you really get a feel of how the 'Cave Baby' is feeling throughout his journey. Gravett uses dark and neutral tones which puts emphasis on how the baby is might be afraid or alone however adds bright and colourful imaged when the bab This picture was a joy to read. With flowing rhyming text I felt the story was really emphasised. The factor which made this picture book so enjoyable is the illustrations by Emily Gravett (illustrator for The Imaginary by A.F Harold). When focusing on the imaginary you really get a feel of how the 'Cave Baby' is feeling throughout his journey. Gravett uses dark and neutral tones which puts emphasis on how the baby is might be afraid or alone however adds bright and colourful imaged when the baby is excited and happy. Overall I would use this book for it's powerful imagery.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jon Saunders

    This is a charming book about a babies love of painting in bright imaginative colours and a mammmoth who needs his cave brightening up. The artwork is gloomy until the baby gets hold of some primary colours and then bright yellows, blues, greens and reds splash across the page. This would be a great book to read out loud to a reception class, especially to encourage them to be as imaginative as they can be with their art work.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kerrie Dunn-Christensen

    A very different book style to the more well known books from Julia Donaldson. I felt this was less commercial and for that reason really enjoyed it. Professionally: Picture book codes could be applied A good book to link to Stone Age topic work.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Amy Beckett

    Loved this one from Julia Donaldson! A simple narrative, but what fantastic illustrations to represent Cave Baby breaking the norm and tradition of the family and using art to express himself. This book has brilliant opportunities for cross curricular learning: it could be used in art lessons, getting children to be creative and experiment with vibrant colours against a dark background, understanding shade and contrast as well as silhouettes. It also has a great cross curricular reference to his Loved this one from Julia Donaldson! A simple narrative, but what fantastic illustrations to represent Cave Baby breaking the norm and tradition of the family and using art to express himself. This book has brilliant opportunities for cross curricular learning: it could be used in art lessons, getting children to be creative and experiment with vibrant colours against a dark background, understanding shade and contrast as well as silhouettes. It also has a great cross curricular reference to history in the national curriculum in regards to learning about the Stone Age. This book has so much going on, after looking at it several times I found myself noticing different illustrations and finding new meanings and understandings, as cave baby goes on his artistic journey of self-discovery on the back of a woolly mammoth.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Baby Adam

    Cave Baby Adam! <3

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sanja_Sanjalica

    Great illustrations and such a sweet story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    TheoR

    This book has many rhyming words. Kids would love the pictures of this book and will take them to an adventure in the time of mammoths. this book had to be given 10 stars if it was there.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    The Cave Baby is a simple story of a baby who lives in a cave with his mother and father. There are fabulous drawings on the cave walls, and one day, the bored baby decided to get a little creative himself. He paints spots, stripes, stars, squiggles and zig zags all over the cave walls. His Mom and Dad are furious when they see the result and threaten the baby with the notion of a big, brown bear coming to take him away. That night, a huge mammoth comes into the cave and takes the baby away. The The Cave Baby is a simple story of a baby who lives in a cave with his mother and father. There are fabulous drawings on the cave walls, and one day, the bored baby decided to get a little creative himself. He paints spots, stripes, stars, squiggles and zig zags all over the cave walls. His Mom and Dad are furious when they see the result and threaten the baby with the notion of a big, brown bear coming to take him away. That night, a huge mammoth comes into the cave and takes the baby away. The cave baby is very afraid at first; but as the mammoth reaches their destination and hands the baby a paintbrush to paint the mammoth’s dull, dark cave, the cave baby is very excited and uses bright colours to decorate the mammoth’s cave. The mammoth returns the baby safely to his own cave and cave baby has wonderful dreams of his adventurous night out. As with all of Donaldson’s books, the illustrations are beautiful and the use of rhyming makes the book a joy to listen to. This book is suitable to read during story time at EY or the beginning of KS1. The story encourages children to be creative and imaginative by using colour in their drawings and other art work. The range of patterns which cave baby draws on the walls in his home could be discussed as shapes and patterns in a maths lesson. There are also a number of feelings portrayed in the story, and it would be easier for EAL children to understand these feelings through the illustrations in the book relating to them.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Julia Donaldson's books are always amazing and cave baby is no exception to this rule. Cave baby is bored and has nothing to do. until one day he discovers a paint pot in his cave and wants to draw. Unfortunately his parents aren't happy with his drawings and wash them all away. A hairy mammoth comes along and takes cave baby on an adventure where he sees lots of the animals his parents have drawn. He is taken to another cave by the mammoth and is allowed to draw whatever he wants to. Julia Donaldson's books are always amazing and cave baby is no exception to this rule. Cave baby is bored and has nothing to do. until one day he discovers a paint pot in his cave and wants to draw. Unfortunately his parents aren't happy with his drawings and wash them all away. A hairy mammoth comes along and takes cave baby on an adventure where he sees lots of the animals his parents have drawn. He is taken to another cave by the mammoth and is allowed to draw whatever he wants to.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sonia

    An all time tip top favourite book. Sublime words and pictures. One of the first stories that my little girl started to recite from memory. I shall never forget "a crackle in the bracken. Hyena's laughing there" An all time tip top favourite book. Sublime words and pictures. One of the first stories that my little girl started to recite from memory. I shall never forget "a crackle in the bracken. Hyena's laughing there"

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stef Rozitis

    Fun, enjoyable, the rhyme works and the pictures add interest. The repetition was much enjoyed and latched onto by the toddlers I work with. I didn't see much in this book apart from enjoyment of the literary form of it but it was certainly original and fun to read. Fun, enjoyable, the rhyme works and the pictures add interest. The repetition was much enjoyed and latched onto by the toddlers I work with. I didn't see much in this book apart from enjoyment of the literary form of it but it was certainly original and fun to read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lance

    "Cave Baby's lucky - he lives inside a cave With his mum (who's good at painting) And his dad (who's very brave) Cave Baby's lonely. Nobody will play. Dad is busy being brave. Mum says 'keep away.' Everything is boring ... Then suddenly it's not, For in the corner of the cave he finds a brush and pot." This was an utterly charming book about a prehistoric baby whose artistic talents are too avant-garde to be appreciated by his parents, but delight a family of mammoths who steal Cave Baby in the ni "Cave Baby's lucky - he lives inside a cave With his mum (who's good at painting) And his dad (who's very brave) Cave Baby's lonely. Nobody will play. Dad is busy being brave. Mum says 'keep away.' Everything is boring ... Then suddenly it's not, For in the corner of the cave he finds a brush and pot." This was an utterly charming book about a prehistoric baby whose artistic talents are too avant-garde to be appreciated by his parents, but delight a family of mammoths who steal Cave Baby in the night to decorate their home. It is uplifting, fun, and every illustration is packed with detail. It was hard not to quote the entire book in this review! Cave Baby Adam is at home in his neolithic crib with a mobile of twigs and bones, when his parents are distracted by a mouse (whose partner is painting the epic exchange at skirting-board height on the wall). While his dad fights off the rodent invasion, Cave Baby Adam discovers his mother's paintpot, and decides to add some speculative realism to his family's cave paintings. "This is lots of fun!" Cave Baby Adam is carried away by being creative and re-imagining the world in different colours and shapes, but his parents are not impressed with his impressionist style. "'If you don't take care, A mammoth's going to trow you to the big brown bear!'" Lying in bed that night, unable to sleep, Cave Baby Adam is abducted by a local woolly mammoth! "Cave Baby's restless. He's feeling wide awake. A long grey trunk comes sneaking in, all wiggly like a snake." He is carried across the moonlit landscape on the mammoths back, seeing the wild counterparts of his mother's paintings and fearing the appearance of the big brown bear. "A cackle in the bracken! A hyena's laughing there. Has he heard a joke about the big brown bear?" A sabre-toothed tiger. A hare. A hyena. A woolly mammoth. And a big brown bear. But he is brought to the mammoths' cave, where these friendly relatives of modern elephants, a fascinating animal that once our human ancestors would have known, Cave Baby Adam's talents are rewarded. "The cave is bright with moonlight. The walls are plain and bare. Snoring in the shadows! Someone's sleeping there. Cave Baby's worried. He doesn't understand ... Until the woolly mammoth pops a paintbrush in his hand." His experience quickly devolves into psychedelic whirls of colour with the mammoths. "And they rollick and they frolic, they trumpet and they crash, They wade into the water. They roll and romp and splash." The book has a fun and subtle message, that just because some people don't understand the unique things that make you different, doesn't mean that they aren't impressive and valuable to others. The rhyming structure was a great hit when this was read aloud with my husband Baby Adam (not of the cave variety), and makes the text much more memorable. But the really special aspect of this book is the rich visuals of the illustrations. Cave Baby himself is expressive and personable, and each of the animals he meets is distorted and recoloured on each page to be viewed in a completely different light. The images really portray the idea of seeing the world in different ways. I think I enjoyed this one much more than the more famous The Gruffalo.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    Where did Art and the need for self expression come from? Well, they have been with mankind at least since the prehistoric cavemen according to this delightful book by Julia Donaldson. Cave Baby gets bored. He decides to paint over the cave paintings that his mother and father have carefully painted on their cave wall as an answer to that boredom. His cave parents aren't proud of this or happy about it at all, and his father warns him that if he continues to misbehave he'll be carried off by anima Where did Art and the need for self expression come from? Well, they have been with mankind at least since the prehistoric cavemen according to this delightful book by Julia Donaldson. Cave Baby gets bored. He decides to paint over the cave paintings that his mother and father have carefully painted on their cave wall as an answer to that boredom. His cave parents aren't proud of this or happy about it at all, and his father warns him that if he continues to misbehave he'll be carried off by animals. Cave Baby goes to sleep, and is awakened when the mammoth does just that. Cave Baby wonders what will happen, but he is taken to a cave where he is given paints and can do as he pleases to decorate the walls. He paints animals not always in the correct colors or with the correct number of legs, and very colorful. He paints a mustache on an elephant. He is thoroughly enjoying himself. When the animals come to look at his work, they are overjoyed. They celebrate his artistic creations, and carry him back to his bed in his cave, where he dreams about those colorful cave paintings. We need to create and we need encouragement. Very well told to make that point.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Milan Žila

    A solid effort with original pictures but I expected more from Julia Donaldson. I like the story and the message, even found some fun jokes and references hidden in the pictures but the rhyming felt repetitive for half the book. The book is fine and I liked it but from such talent I was expecting more. The pictures are very nice and I will look for more books illustrated by Emily Gravett. A solid effort with original pictures but I expected more from Julia Donaldson. I like the story and the message, even found some fun jokes and references hidden in the pictures but the rhyming felt repetitive for half the book. The book is fine and I liked it but from such talent I was expecting more. The pictures are very nice and I will look for more books illustrated by Emily Gravett.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Freddie D

    What an epic collaboration! I think this is some of Emily Gravett's best work. The illustrations are spectacular, especially once the baby of titular fame lets loose with the cave paint and the pages are awash with bright colour and imaginative design. And there is also just something so special about a Julia Donaldson rhyme; she never fails to disappoint. The cadence and rhythm are just perfect, making it a dream to read aloud. Lots of fun. What an epic collaboration! I think this is some of Emily Gravett's best work. The illustrations are spectacular, especially once the baby of titular fame lets loose with the cave paint and the pages are awash with bright colour and imaginative design. And there is also just something so special about a Julia Donaldson rhyme; she never fails to disappoint. The cadence and rhythm are just perfect, making it a dream to read aloud. Lots of fun.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sahifa

    Cave baby is a baby book full of beautiful illustrations and colorful pictures.The story flows in a poetic way. this story book is written by Julia Donaldson and I received it as a gift for my 18 months old.There is a set of seven baby books and this is one of them.My little one not only loves to listen to the rhyming but also likes to see the pictures. I would say its a creative piece of work and a great attempt to introduce babies to the wonderful world of books.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    A really lovely picture book with rich vocabulary for young readers to enjoy and explosions of colour. Cave Mummy and Cave Daddy are too busy for Cave Baby's drawings and threaten a great big woolly mammoth might just feed him to the big brown bear! The big woolly mammoth has taken cave baby to a deep dark cave, what will he expect to find there? Young children have enjoyed practicing their very own cave paintings as an activity extension. A really lovely picture book with rich vocabulary for young readers to enjoy and explosions of colour. Cave Mummy and Cave Daddy are too busy for Cave Baby's drawings and threaten a great big woolly mammoth might just feed him to the big brown bear! The big woolly mammoth has taken cave baby to a deep dark cave, what will he expect to find there? Young children have enjoyed practicing their very own cave paintings as an activity extension.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shane Harcombe

    A book celebrating imagination and creativity. I felt it was a touch reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are, I don't know if that was deliberate. A book celebrating imagination and creativity. I felt it was a touch reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are, I don't know if that was deliberate.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    My 3YO was scared as I read this book to her. In the story, the parents are upset that the baby painted on the walls and threaten the baby by saying a mammoth will take him away to a bear, and then, the baby actually does get taken away from the parents! Not a message I want to be reading to my child.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty

    Loved this one - love Emily Gravett and Julia Donaldson so had high expectations and it was just fab!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Romain

    Confusing... was it all a dream?

  26. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte Anne Hamilton

    I read this with my niece today, ngl it was kinda fun haha

  27. 4 out of 5

    Angshuman

    Cave dad wags his finger. "If you don't take care, A mammoth's going to throw you to the big brown bear !" That is just so me ! Cave dad wags his finger. "If you don't take care, A mammoth's going to throw you to the big brown bear !" That is just so me !

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Mills

    A bit of a strange one, but quite sweet

  29. 5 out of 5

    Isobel

    A lovely book with beautiful illustrations and colours.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Zoe Mobbs

    This book is such a great story for children in nursery / ks1. Unbelievable illustrations and lots of rhyme and repetition!!!

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