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The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future. by George Beard and Harold Hutchins

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  15,210 Ratings  ·  303 Reviews
Ook and Gluk have a pretty awesome life growing up together in Caveland, Ohio, in 500,001 BC - even though they are always getting into trouble with their nasty leader. But Ook and Gluk's idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet town.
Hardcover, 174 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Scholastic
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Lars Guthrie
Sep 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand how people can disparage books that get kids reading.

If the grammar and spelling aren't always correct, isn't that in character for Mssrs. Beard and Hutchins? Aren't young readers discerning enough to realize that? Furthermore, could it not even help them to distinguish bad syntax and orthographics from good?

If the humor is low-brow, isn't that enticing to a certain audience (like me)?

And haven't we gotten over the 1950s censorial and snooty view of comic books yet? Hey, it'
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Nicola Mansfield
Oct 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: My ds read aloud to me as his reader.

I received this book as an *extra* from Scholastic, along with one I had requested to review. I was not entirely impressed, I'm sorry to say. Neither I nor my children (up to 21 yo) have ever read a Dave Pilkey book and there has been a reason for that. I admit I do have certain la-di-da standards when it comes to what books I allow to pass through my children's hands and yes, you could call me a "book snob" in that sense. One of the thing
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Paula Gallagher
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As grownup and former English teacher, I should be appalled by this latest Dav Pilkey atrocity, but...

Me like! Me give to boys in liberry. They laff to! (Excuse me while I practice my caveman language, aka Cavemonics.)

As with many a good cartoon work, this one has many layers, many which will only be understood and appreciated by the adult readers who give it a fair shot.
Sarah
This book is simply adorable. If you are a fan of Captain Underpants, then you will love this little book! This book has action, drama, and romance. It is written by two 9-10 year old boys who are best friends in elementary school. This book is funny and gives you a break from reality. If you are like me and find yourself bored, you can pick up this book to literally be able to time-travel.
In this book, the main characters are cavemen. Yes, you read that correctly. While you may be thinking abou
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Melanie Fair
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's stupid...and then there's stupid that works. Dav Pilkey* is a master of the second category. I read Captain Underpants back in the day (3rd grade, 4th grade, something like that)and loved it, so I tried out this spin-off book. The back of my mind picked up on the old cliches from that series (the maimed signs, "before we tell you that story, we have to tell you this story") and, while the artistic side of me was sad he wasn't more creative, it was like snuggling a much-loved teddy bear f ...more
Marcus
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Max (8) REAAAALLLLY wanted me to read this, a first for him, so I did. What can I say? It got a few lols which is more credit than I can give 9 out of the last 10 books I've read. There's time travel, Eastern philosophy, science, math, business and of course there's a baby dino that pukes into the mouth of the antagonist. All the elements of good high brow lit.
Dusty
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-jayden
I never expected to read, much less review, a graphic novel about kung fu-fighting cavemen authored by fictional characters, but for a long time I did not expect to be a parent, either, and here we are.

The book is a spin-off of Pilkey's popular Captain Underpants novels, and its title sums up its plot pretty well. The lives of two cavemen who look remarkably like our Underpants protagonists are interrupted when a businessman from the future comes to steal all their resources. They travel through
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Reno Hummel
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am sorry for swearing but...
I have to say this: f**king masterpiece.
When I was reading this I felt good, I felt enlightened and I felt like the meaning of life came to me.
I have been enjoying Pilkey's work since the first Captain Underpants.
Pilkey is today's Shakespeare and he does not get enough credit for his hard work and dedication.
So excited for the upcoming Captain Underpants movie!
Recommend this read, very good. One of my all time favourites.
Amber Hurlbert
"The adventures of Ook and Gluk : Kung-fu cavemen from the future" is a graphic novel. I am not as into graphic novels, but this was a silly/fun book that students may like.

Text-self: I would ask students to think of their best friend that they like to have fun with. They can share their favorite thing to do with their best friend if they would like.

Text-world: I would ask the students to think what life would be like if there were two cavemen alive today and how they would react to the world
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Sarvjeet Singh
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Dynamite101
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think da book is GREAT!!!Ot has fetures that r funny and a litte bit of...ROMANCE?!?But whoever is reading this review should exit this and read another review because this may upset you.*Whispering*This book has SPOILERS!!!


Ya done yet?
Ok.
This book has an evil dude a boy sister!Once the king(Evil Dude)wanted to married the boy's sister the boy went to a dinosaur to save the sis.(At the wedding)Evil Dude:U marry me now!!!
Sister:No way!Hozay!
Well see isn't that funny?Well not for everyone is fun
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Meg Stolte
Similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, “Ook and Gluk” has a lot of goofy pictures and entertaining dialogue. Ook and Gluk, two cavemen in 500,001 BC, find a time-traveler from the future that’s coming back and trying to steal their natural resources. They travel to the future and learn kung-fu, fighting off the bad guys with ridiculous and humorous situations, saving the day. This book is an example of a graphic novel, written in a style like a comic book, containing various elements like panels and s ...more
Leslie
Dec 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christmas present for my little caveman. Unlike Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta and His MIghty Robot, this Dav Pilkey creation is entirely in graphic novel form. For us old fogies, that means it's a long comic book. One thing I noticed right away is the intentional misspellings that are supposed to make the book feel like two little boys wrote it. Well, it bothered me a little, and my Asperger's son some too. But not enough to not buy the book! We're just so happy Dav Pilkey wrote something ...more
Jessica
I don't care if I sound like an old, O.C.D., English teacher and book snob; because I am. While I could go off on a rant about this...I don't approve of nine year olds shouting SUCKAAASSSS! and I think the constant over-played misspellings just encourages my kids to write like fools...I'll let it go. One word says it best: DUMB. On that note...any goofy little boy will love it.
Diego Herrera
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i liked this book it is a bout two kids named ook and gluk they were left when they were babies and a man that had a karate dojo found them and raised them to be like karate masters i recommend this book to cristian
Lexa
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this book that much. It had a sort of good lesson, but the story was messy and not very funny.
Groundwood (MZ)
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
A humorous time travel combo of humour, cavemen and action. certainly a Graphic novel, and the tone of the book settles you into a time of wonder and crazyness. I would recommend this book.
Isaac Maddox
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of Dav's amazing work I sure hope it's a series
Alan
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
such a funny book
Powerm2
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-texts
This graphic novel is about two boys growing up in the time of the caveman, and they got into trouble. The two boys are named Ook and Gluk are getting on the wrong side of Chief Goppernopper. Fortunately, the boys travel to the future, learn kung-fu, and return in time to save the day.

This is a great book for students in grades 3-5. I would recommend this book for trying to engage students who are less motivated to read. It is an easy read, particularly for boys, it has lots of humor and makes t
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Christine Rains
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another sensational book from Dav Pilkey with all the hilarity and weirdness like his Captain Underpants series.

Ook and Gluk are cavemen and have a cute dinosaur pet named Lily. An evil corporation from the future comes through a time portal and enslaves them and their people. Ook and Gluk want to help, but they can't fight back. Not until they meet the Kung-Fu master from the future who trains them.

My seven-year-old son loves this as much as all the other Dav Pilkey books. It's silly and has ho
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Kailey
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much when I was younger, and it was still such a funny book.
Richard Mansel
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious! That's the most insane graphic novel I've ever read. I wondered what Bill and Ted were doing nowadays.
Jennifer Graff
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want to laugh, pick this book.

C age 7.

This book is really funny. I had four favorite characters which are Ook, Gluck, Lilly, and Mow Mow.
Natalia
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: elementary
This book was my child's favorite for a while. I would see him every evening holding this book and smiling at the jokes. He gave it 4 stars.
Julisa Vega-Rivera
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Yvonne Jin
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned a new language.The language was called cavemonics.
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Title: The adventures of Ool and Gluk: Kung-fu cavemen from the future
Author: George Beard, Harold Press
Genre: Graphic Novel
Theme(s): Kung fu, time travel, history
Opening line/sentence: This is Ook Schadowski and Gluk Jone. Ook is the Kid on the left with the missing tooth and the stringy haircut.
Brief Book Summary: Ook and Gluk are good friends and they always get in trouble with their village chief until one day, they time travelled to the future, where they learn kung-fu so they can go back a
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Robyn J
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Pilkey, D. (2010). The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, kung-fu cavemen from the future. New York, NY. Scholastic.

1. This is another popular graphic novel with our younger readers. While I can appreciate the “caveman” humor, one of the hang-ups/concerns I have with this book is the spelling. “Of corse! You must be my ainshent caveman ansester!” Kids may love this and think it is funny, as a teacher I have a hard time with this one. In fact, it was so bad, that I had to really look at the words ainshe
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Julie S.
As someone who loved The Adventures of Captain Underpants as a kid, I had to read this book. It was a wonderful jolt of the "good old days" with outrageous humor.

It started out with a disclaimer from Professor Gaylord M. Sneedly who won the The Most Brilliantest Science Guy of the Whole Wide World Award. That was a nice touch, and I was hooked from that moment on.

The format was similar to Captain Underpants, like a comic book with occasional flip-o-ramas (just add your sound effects for more fun
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