Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (book)
Author Jon Scieszka
Illustrator Lane Smith
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
Followed by


The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the middle of an adventure in prehistoric times, where cave art is a form of graffiti and "rock" music takes on a whole new meaning.


The Prehistoric times



  • Fred: (to Joe) You don't have The Book? Oh, man. This time we are really cooked. I knew it wouldn't work. There is no way we are going to find The Book here in the Stone Age. We'll be lucky if we find anybody who can even talk. 
  • Sam: According to my calculations, we've proabably landed in the year 40,000 B.C. We are completely naked. We have no tools, weapons, or supplies. But we still have one thing. 
  • Fred: Goosebumps? 
  • Sam: No, you jerk. Knowledge. Brainpower. All the learning of modern man. Out there in the prehistoric world, we can still be kings, or at least very popular guys. 


Time Warp Trio Books
Knights of the Kitchen Table The Not-So-Jolly Roger The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy Your Mother Was a Neanderthal 2015
Tut, Tut Summer Reading Is Killing Me It's All Greek To Me See You Later, Gladiator Sam Samurai
Hey Kid, Want To Buy A Bridge? Viking It and Liking it Me Oh Maya Da Wild, Da Crazy, Da Vinci Oh Say, I Can't See
Marco? Polo!