What sort of pet might you have if you were a cave boy or girl? Perhaps a woolly mammoth? Meet Orq the cave boy and Woma an adorable woolly mammoth. They love each other and are inseparable. The trouble is Orq’s mother is much less keen on having a woolly mammoth as a pet, particularly when Woma grows far too big to accommodate in their cave, sheds fur, is smelly and isn’t even house/cave trained. Even teaching Woma clever tricks backfires and it looks as if Orq and Woma will have to part company … until one day Woma proves his worth by saving Orq from becoming lunch for a sabre tooth tiger.
The text is written in an amusing mock cave man style: ‘This Woma – Woma woolly mammoth – Orq love Woma’. The illustrations are very attractive and the apparent use of crayon to add a graffiti effect with hearts and thought bubbles is very effective.
This amusing and attractive picture book with appealing characters explores themes of friendship and loyalty. It would be great fun for parents and children to share together.