Albie is an ordinary boy who finds himself in extraordinary situations. At the start of this new story we find him playing in his garden when he spots an unusual animal. It looks like a kitten but it’s striped like a tiger and has very sharp pointy teeth. When the kitten runs into a bush, Albie follows – and is magically transported back to the Stone Age!
The small boy soon makes friends with a girl called Thorn and the two work together to find the tiny sabre-toothed tiger. They follow a variety of tracks and meet a whole host of animals, including a deer, a woolly rhinoceros, a bear, a warthog and a mammoth – but their little pal is nowhere to be found. Can they find him before it’s too late, and what else will Albie discover before he returns to modern times?
I am a big fan of this series because it has so much to offer. Albie’s adventures are always great fun and the illustrations are warm and inviting – but the added educational layer is really clever. Ivy has absorbed so many facts about the stone age by reading the story, and loves to ask questions about everything she can see in the pictures. She is particularly interested in the clothing, jewellery and cave paintings, which has prompted many google searches so she can see real examples!
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