Author(s): Frann Preston-Gannon
Stand-out new picture book from Frann Preston-Gannon, the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and author of The Journey Home, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway 2014 and Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. A stylish, witty picture book with a heart-warming message - sometimes you have to find out for yourself that there really is no place like home. The text, written in caveman language, is laugh-out-loud funny and perfect for reading aloud.Dave loves his cave. Inside is decorated EXACTLY the way he likes it. Outside there is a lovely spot for a fire and the grass is always lovely and green. But, Dave is unhappy. What if there might be an even better cave out there? And off he sets in search of a new home. But it turns out that good caves are hard to find. They're either too small, or too big, or too full of bats, until he finds one that looks MUCH more promising. Outside has the perfect space for a fire and the grass is greener than any he's ever seen ...But why does it look so familiar?
Dave wants a new cave in this humorous, heart-warming fable
'...has all the hallmarks of a bedtime classic... both feather light and deeply profound about the human desire to find something better... but also a poem to the joy of what is known, loved and a bit crumpled at the edges.' - The Telegraph
Frann's first picturebook, The Journey Home, was published in 2012 and was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Cambridgeshire 'Read it Again' book Prize. In 2011 she became the first UK recipient of the 'Sendak Fellowship' and spent a month living with and learning from, Maurice Sendak.She is one fifth of the design group Zombie Collective who specialize in workshops and pop-up galleries. They have worked with clients such as the Tate Britain, the House of Illustration, the Design Museum, the British Library and UCL Hospital creating workshops for both adults and children.