Inch and Grub: A Story About Cavemen

By Alastair Chisholm
Illustrated by David Roberts

Two cavemen invent EVERYTHING! But will they be happy?

Inch and Grub are cavemen. Grub’s cave is bigger, and he says that makes him the best. So Inch adds a water feature to his cave. But Grub has made fire! So Inch makes a chair. And a house. And a CAR. Grub, meanwhile, has made a castle and a train and a radio! And so the contest spirals and spirals … until they each have a HUGE wobbling pile of STUFF. But what happens when the piles collapse? A funny story about being competitive and how STUFF is not what matters in life.

  • Bestselling illustrator David Roberts' work is astonishing here – children will gleefully pore over the the fine details and the humour in every spread.
  • A darkly comic fable.
  • Scottish Book Trust took 65,000 copies of Alastair Chisholm's The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears.

About the author

Alastair Chisholm began his career as a software developer in Edinburgh. His interest in devising and tackling logical problems led him to create the hugely successful Kids Book of Sudoku and Kids Book of Karuko puzzle book series. The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears, illustrated by Jez Tuya, was his first picture book. Alastair lives in Edinburgh. David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Dirty Bertie books and the illustrator of many books for children, including the bestselling Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty, several titles by Julia Donaldson, the Kate Greenaway-shortlisted The Dunderheads, written by Paul Fleischman, non-fiction children's book Suffragette: The Battle for Equality, and the picture books The Dumpster Diver, written by Janet S. Wong, and His Royal Tinyness, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Born in Liverpool, he now lives in London. Find him online at

ISBN: 9781406362824
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 2, 2020
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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