I loved this book! It just arrived in the post today and I had to read it immediately. The drawings, as always with Raymond Briggs, are lovely. The stone age furniture and clothing is (barely) serviceable and clearly pre-Flintstone. Ug has big ideas about how to change things for the better - but his mother hates any thoughts of change: this is the way we have always done it, this is the way we will always continue to do it. Maybe some nice, warm, soft trousers would improve her mood - but I would not hold my breath.
Still, Winter is coming, and proper clothing might turn out to be a very good idea.
I loved the writing, and the notes about all the anachronisms used. There is a lot of great information in here, as well as a great story.
Originally, I was going to quickly read this book, then pass it on to some deserving little kid. Sorry kids, I'm keeping it.
"This will give children a way of looking at how things have changed over time" (Nursery World)
A funny and touching account of one boy's refusal to accept the limitations of his stone age world.