Happy Monday, guys!
I know it's the long weekend, and I hope all of you are off enjoying your time.
Today, we're reviewing Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age. This is my first time reading one of Jeffrey Brown's books, and I definitely enjoyed it! Read on for more!
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Published August 29th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers
Format read: Finished copy via publisher
Jeffrey Brown skillfully blends humor and history with paleontologist sections: Timeline of Key Discoveries, Ice Age Fact vs. Fiction, Silly Cavemen Myths, and more.
Such was the case with Jeffrey Brown's Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age. Despite having not read previous books in the series, Brown's introduction of Lucy and Andy is effortless, as we're immediately thrown into the (mis)adventures of the family.
Guided by helpful asides from two narrators who pop in with helpful facts, explanations and diagrams of what we're seeing in Lucy and Andy's world, we see how the Neanderthal family exist in their Ice Age environment. Their world has some very specific problems, but thanks to Brown's deft drawing hand and equally deft storytelling, we immediately see how many of their concerns - including a young teen's need for attention and space - is highly relatable to ours.
Though the story meandered at times in the latter half, the overall adventure is fun, compelling and delightful. IT's accentuated by further fact pages at the end of the book, which helps the book's STEM appeal. All in all, highly recommend, full stop.