Friday, 30 December 2016

Dave’s Cave review – read aloud book for babies and toddlers

Reading Dave’s Cave is a great way to teach children in the age group of 0 – 3 years the value of home. When you have finished reading the book to your baby, s/he will have certainly grasped the fact that there is no place like home and that home is indeed sweet home.

Dave’s Cave is Frann Preston-Gannon’s latest picture book. In addition to being witty and stylish, it also delivers a message nobody can disagree with. We all get tired of home and want something better. But when you are done with the book, you will definitely feel a sense of gratefulness for having a place you can call home.

The picture book revolves around the tale of a caveman called Dave, who owns a lovely cave. The grass that grows around his cave is bright green. Dave has got a great place to light a fire whenever he feels cold. And there are plenty of great rocks around. Still, Dave is not happy. He feels that there should be a better cave somewhere and goes in search of it. Unfortunately, he never finds a cave that can truly satisfy him. All the caves he stumbles upon are either occupied or just not fit to live in. Finally he finds the cave he is looking for and he knows he has seen it somewhere. But you have to read the book to find out more about it.

About the Author

Frann Preston-Gannon, a designer and illustrator based in London, has freelanced for several clients such as Vintage Books, Walker Books, Lonely Planet, Nosy Crow, Powerhouse Publishing, Chronicle Publishing, Scholastic Books US, The Times Newspaper, Pavilion Books, Page One Theatre, and Burt’s Bees.

She published “The Journey Home,” her first picture book in October 2012. It was shortlisted for the Cambridgeshire “Read it Again” Book Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Prize, and Junior Magazine’s “New Talent” and “Best Picture Book.” In 2014, it was nominated for Kate Greenway. The Little Angels, a puppet theatre based in London, converted it into a play.

She was the first children’s writer from the UK to receive the Sendak Fellowship in April 2011. This gave her the opportunity to visit the home of Maurice Sendak, the illustration genius, in Connecticut and learn his secrets.

She also received the NAPPA gold medal for “Hot Dog, Cold Dog,” which was listed as one of the top books for 2-year-old children by Amazon.

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