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250 x 260mm


40 pages

Pub Date

Feb 8, 2024



Age 3+

Mo's Best Friend

A Stone-Age Story

By Bridget Marzo

Charming story of a stone-age family who discover the first dog – inspired by real prehistoric cave art

When Mo makes friends with a little wild beast, her family are horrified – wild beasts are dangerous.

But could this wild beast save baby Babba from a hungry lynx and become a friend to the whole family?

And then what would they call him? DOG!

This delightful, heart-warming story about a Stone-Age family and the first dog is inspired by the amazing, recent discovery of a child’s footprint alongside a dog’s pawprint in the Chauvet cave in France – from 26,000 years ago!



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'This engaging picture book brings the Stone Age to life... There's an illustrated Stone Age survival skills appendix that will be useful for cross-curricular teaching, the spectacularly atmospheric illustrations will provide the perfect impetus for art ideas, and literary teachers will appreciate the onomatopoeia and expressive language. Highly recommended.' 

School Reading List

"Inspired by the discovery of a child’s footprint alongside a dog’s in the Chauvet cave, this immersive, beautifully illustrated picture book tells a sweet tale of stone age family life – and a new four-footed addition."

Imogen Russell Williams - The Guardian


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Bridget Marzo

Author and Illustrator

Bridget Marzo has a Catalan mother and an English father. She graduated from Kings College, Cambridge and went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. For many years she lived and worked in France. Her first children’s books were published in 1990 and since then her books have been published all over the world. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and enjoys giving workshops in illustration to schools and other organisations. She divides her time between France and Cambridge.


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