UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Soft Trousers

Raymond Briggs


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Penguin Random House Children's UK
2 March 2017
ISBN: 9780141374055
32 pages

From the publisher

Join curious Ug on his quest for a pair of soft trousers in this funny and touching stone-age story from creator of The Snowman, Raymond Briggs.

Ug and his parents live in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst of all, hard stone trousers!

Being an inquisitive and intelligent child, Ug suggests a series of modifications to improve the quality of family life. His ideas about heating, cooking, boats, and balls that actually bounce are initially met with a hostile reaction. But with the help of his father, who slowly comes round to his son's way of thinking, Ug comes tantalisingly close to his ultimate soft-trousered goal . . .

This heartwarming and hilarious tale, told in comic strip format, is the perfect gift for a curious child learning to understand the world around them.

More classic Raymond Briggs stories:
Fungus the Bogeyman
The Snowman - a wordless picture book
Father Christmas
Father Christmas Goes on Holiday
Jim and the Beanstalk
The Elephant and the Bad Baby