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This Orq. (He say UGH!)

David Elliott, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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Cave boy Orq is back! An ode to the power of standing up for oneself, this book is the perfect antidote for any child who has ever felt small.

Orq's latest adventure pits Orq and Woma against a couple of stone-age bullies. Dorq is big, strong, and mean . . . and his pet, Caba, is even worse. But when Caba smashes a giant egg on Woma, Orq is so incensed he bangs two rocks together over and over, creating a spark. Like all good scientists, Orq recognizes an important discovery when he sees it. As he raises a flaming torch triumphantly, Dorq and Caba flee. Small Orq is the inventor of fire—and is a hero to his beloved Woma.

Praise For This Orq. (He say UGH!)

"Even in prehistoric times, a pet is a boy's best friend and a bully, his worst enemy...There's abundant drollery in both Elliott's terse text and Nichols' mischievous pictures...Wacky and well-tuned to the preschool sense of humor." —Kirkus Reviews

"Elliott's halting cave-speak and Nichols's expressive cartooning make for some very funny scenes..." —Publishers Weekly

"Rich in humor....(r)ecommended for all collections." —School Library Journal

"Fun ...Nichols' affectionate cartoon drawings, with dynamic compositions and expressive faces, add to the humor and heart." —Booklist

Astra Young Readers, 9781620917893, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

About the Author

David Elliott is the author of the New York Times Best Seller And Here's to You! illustrated by Randy Cecil. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Lori Nichols is the author and illustrator of the picture books Maple and Maple & Willow Together. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.