Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Book Review: 'Cave Kiddos' by Eric Jay Cash

Eric Jay Cash makes a delightful debut in this fun and knowledge sharing little book A SUNNY DAY – hopefully Volume 1 of his Cave Kiddos concept. Eric comes from a talented family writers but he doesn’t need to lean on the laurels of his mother or his older brother – he brings a new concept to children’s books: being the father of children who are delayed speakers he has stepped up to explore the realm of speech and developmental learning, and this book shows us why and how.

As Eric so succinctly states in his synopsis, ‘Cave Kiddos is a fun book about four Paleolithic children who share the experience of developing and learning important words and concepts. Join Alk, Haha, Lala, and Zee as they discover the world around them.’ Now buy the book, look inside and meet these four delightful characters (it seems Eric provided his own illustrations - and they are excellent) and watch as they combine ‘wa’, ‘wa’, and ‘ter’ and come up with the happy new idea of how to say (and drink) water! And for the adult readers (teachers!) the book is variation on disambiguation – another way to enjoy.

Welcome to the world of children’s books, Eric. We’ll all be watching…and reading! Grady Harp, March 16

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