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Tek The Modern Cave Boy by Patrick McDonnell

Tek The Modern Cave Boy

Written by Patrick McDonnell
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Tek The Modern Cave Boy by Patrick McDonnell

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech: his tablet, videogames, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore - and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: UGH ! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world? A distinctive package and design cleverly evokes the experience of using an electronic device that eventually shuts down...and after a magic page turn, Tek (and the reader) reconnects with the real world.


The style and whimsy of the images are...charming. School Library Journal

About the Author

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of Thank You and Good Night, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, The Monsters' Monster, and Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is also the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which inspired his picture books The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, and others. He lives in New Jersey.

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48 pages


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Publication date

4th October 2016



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