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A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between: History as You've Never Seen It Before



by
Mike Barfield ,Jess Bradley

Edition
Paperback
Publisher
Michael O'Mara
Imprint
Buster Books
ISBN
9781780557137
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Social Issue: Slavery in Historical Context Violence: Genocide Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War Language: Crude Humor
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A colorful and comical tour through history from cartoonists Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley.

The hilarious minds behind A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You have teamed up once again – this time to give a taste of the daily lives of the people, animals and objects who made history.

Featuring a day in the life of early humans as they paint mammoths on the walls of a cave, a fierce gladiator battling in the Colosseum and the first woman in space. And not forgetting the animals of history – from an Egyptian cat (worshipped as a god, of course) to an albatross flying over Rapa Nui and a dog in the trenches of the First World War.

Readers can also discover the stories behind famous constructions, including the Great Wall of China and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and delve into the secret diaries of a Viking, Isaac Newton’s cat and the wooden panel that became the Mona Lisa.

With over 90 entries told in the friendly, informative style of Mike Barfield and brought to life by Jess Bradley’s brilliantly funny illustrations, this book will have children learning and laughing as they go.Map. Glossary. Full-color illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Social Issue: Slavery in Historical Context Violence: Genocide Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War Language: Crude Humor

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

909

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

GN740L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2022

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Ancient history. Prehistoric life. World history. Biography. Middle Ages. Modern history. Human evolution and development. History of technology. War and conflict. Economies. Disasters. Humor.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-In their follow-up to A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You, cartoonists Barfield and Bradley turn from depicting human biology to covering human history with the same freewheeling spirit-meaning, for example, numerous figures, from Homo erectus to a modern smartphone, personally introducing themselves, and a Bactrian camel offering a tour of the Silk Road. A personified cacao bean provides glimpses of the Maya, and a severed head introduces the French Revolution: "Hello! Welcome to Paris in France in the year 1793." Presented in simply drawn panels and galleries, the hundred or so chronologically ordered entries highlight a broad range of world civilizations and events, as well as monuments, inventions, and art, from cave paintings to Michelangelo's (discreetly shielded) David. Historical figures include Adolf Hitler (who "wanted to make defeated Germany great again"), the Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut, and the courageous Harriet Tubman. The broad scope of the contents is not reflected in their shoehorned arrangement into Eurocentric "Ancient, Middle Ages, and Modern" categories, but the ravages of colonialism and the rise and decline of the slave trade receive somber notice, and a lump of coke and a carbon atom address modern climate issues, too. VERDICT This highlight reel survey may not break any new ground, but it does offer readers in lower elementary grades a broad general picture of our story, from more than a few unusual points of view.-John Edward Peters

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-In their follow-up to A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu, and You, cartoonists Barfield and Bradley turn from depicting human biology to covering human history with the same freewheeling spirit-meaning, for example, numerous figures, from Homo erectus to a modern smartphone, personally introducing themselves, and a Bactrian camel offering a tour of the Silk Road. A personified cacao bean provides glimpses of the Maya, and a severed head introduces the French Revolution: "Hello! Welcome to Paris in France in the year 1793." Presented in simply drawn panels and galleries, the hundred or so chronologically ordered entries highlight a broad range of world civilizations and events, as well as monuments, inventions, and art, from cave paintings to Michelangelo's (discreetly shielded) David. Historical figures include Adolf Hitler (who "wanted to make defeated Germany great again"), the Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut, and the courageous Harriet Tubman. The broad scope of the contents is not reflected in their shoehorned arrangement into Eurocentric "Ancient, Middle Ages, and Modern" categories, but the ravages of colonialism and the rise and decline of the slave trade receive somber notice, and a lump of coke and a carbon atom address modern climate issues, too. VERDICT This highlight reel survey may not break any new ground, but it does offer readers in lower elementary grades a broad general picture of our story, from more than a few unusual points of view.-John Edward Peters

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