It’s my stop on the blog tour for How to Track a Sabre-Toothed Tiger by Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves. This is the latest adventure in the bestselling picture book duo’s Albie series.
We adore this series. Told in first person, each book has a clear and distinct theme, keeping the adventures feeling fresh and leaving you wanting to read more of them. The fun starts right from the first page where Caryl and Ed give the reader a list of things to spot throughout the book, centred around the book’s theme.
As the title suggests, this latest Albie adventure is set in the Stone Age. A kitten appears in Albie’s garden. When it runs away into the bushes, Albie goes after it and meets Thorn, a cavegirl. As Albie and Thorn go in search of the kitten (called Claw), they encounter lots of extinct creatures from the Stone Age. I loved this flip-the-book spread, where Albie meets a wholly rhinoceros!
The hunt for Claw continues, as does the readers hunt for all the special items set out on the first page. Will Albie and Thorn ever find Claw? And is Claw actually a kitten? As always, Ed’s illustrations are fun and vibrant. He has woven lots of historical details into each scene, which creates a very satisfying story. The final spread is hilarious. I can’t wait to read future Albie adventures with my girls!
Published by Simon & Schuster, 5 August 2021
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog tour!
Other books in the series:
How to Grow a Dinosaur
Welcome to Alien School
Plunge Into the Pirate Pool
How to Catch a Dragon
How to Win a Monster Race
How to Save a Superhero
How to Ride a Polar Bear
How to Find Egyptian Treasure
How to Drive a Roman Chariot
About the author:
Caryl Hart is a full-time children’s writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. She lives on the top of a windy hill in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens, and an invisible dog called Paddy. She spends her spare time digging her allotment and organizing community projects, and going for long walks, especially if they end up at a café. Her favorite place is the local library because it’s
warm and full of books.
About the illustrator:
Ed Eaves is an extremely versatile illustrator. He lives in Kent with his wife, fellow illustrator Rebecca Finn. As well as Plunge into Pirate Pool, he has illustrated Supermarket Zoo, How to Grow a Dinosaur, Welcome to Alien School, Pirate Pussycat, and Tyrannosaurus Rocks for Simon & Schuster.
I am very grateful to the publisher for inviting me onto this blog tour. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion. With special thanks to my lovely friend Ciara for use of her photographs.