This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) by David Elliott, illustrated by Lori Nichols
Meet Orq. He cave boy. Meet Woma. He woolly mammoth. Orq *love* Woma. But when Orq decides to keep Woma as a new pet, his mother has a few complaints, not the least of which is the (literally) mammoth-sized dung heaps Woma leaves inside cave-sweet-cave. What’s a cave boy to do?
But never fear. Like many impractical pets, Woma proves her worth when she gets Orq out of a spot of danger involving a hungry sabertooth tiger. Orq’s mother invites Woma back into the family and they all live happily ever after…almost.
Pair this book with any of a number of picture books about impractical or strange pets, and get your little one laughing. See below for a list of great titles to get you started.