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Tek: The Modern Cave Boy

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Screen-hooked cave boy finds real-world joy in funny story.

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Kids addicted to screens and their frustrated parents can laugh together at this book about a cave boy who stays glued to his devices until a volcano erupts, blasting him into the light of day. Tek: The Modern Cave Boy is itself shaped and designed like a device. But, ha! Fooled you! It's a book about the fun you can have in the real world when you put down your gadgets and actually look around. Hey! The world is "evolving"! Someone's invented a wheel to play on! And you might go sledding during the Ice Age!

Will kids take the message of the book to heart? Will they see the error of their screen-addicted ways and go out in "the big beautiful world" to breathe in "the sweet, fresh air"? Not likely, and there's the danger that they'll detect a slight whiff of adult scolding. But there're plenty of laughs in the prehistoric in-jokes, and kids can have rollicking, cartoony fun during the time they're reading the book.

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