In simple two- and three-word phrases, with delightful cartoons reminiscent of cave paintings, this board book for prereaders begins with a cave boy saying, "Me hungry!" Ignored by his family ("Me busy!"), he suddenly is inspired to hunt. But rabbit hides, and porcupine is too sharp, and tiger is too mean. Then the boy bumps into a big animal—a really big animal—who is also hungry. He climbs up on the not-sharp, not-mean mastodon and together they pick fruit from a tree. "We friends!" they say, until the boy's father calls him ("Edwin, dinner!").
"It would take a heart of stone not to be charmed by the cartoonish Stone Age characters and dialogue in this picture book."—Horn Book Magazine