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This Orq. (He #1!)

David Elliott, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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Cave boy Orq is back in his third book, as exuberant as ever. A celebration of inventiveness, this story will comfort any child who has lost in a friendly (or not-so-friendly) competition.

Orq's convinced that he's #1—able to throw far, climb high, and run fast—until talented Torq and his pet giant sloth, Slomo, move into the cave next door. Torq throws farther, climbs higher, and runs faster. Suddenly everyone seems to think that Torq and Slomo are #1! How can Orq and Woma earn back their place in the cave community?

When Torq is showing off and a crisis happens, Orq and Woma use their scientific ingenuity to invent a solution – and come to the rescue!

Praise For This Orq. (He #1!)

"Elliott's hilarious, clipped prose is the star of his third Orq adventure... funny." —Kirkus Reviews

"Engaging, A fun addition to any collection." —School Library Journal

Astra Young Readers, 9781629793368, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

About the Author

David Elliott is the author of the New York Times best seller And Here's to You!, illustrated by Randy Cecil; a trio of poetry books about animals illustrated by Holly Meade (On the Farm, In the Sea, and the ALA Notable Book In the Wild); and the brilliantly funny Finn Throws a Fit, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering; as well as many other picture books and middle-grade novels. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

Lori Nichols grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania surrounded by pets. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, three daughters, and cat, Margaret, and is the author-illustrator of the picture books Maple, Maple & Willow Together, and Maple & Willow Apart.