Give Me Back My Bones!

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.2 X 10.3 X 0.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763688417

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About the Author

Kim Norman is an artist, actress, and singer as well as the author of children's books such as Puddle Pug and The Bot That Scott Built. Give Me Back My Bones! is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives in Virginia.

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of many books, including Big Kicks. He is also the illustrator of Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis, the AlphaOops books by Alethea Kontis, and Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks by Skila Brown. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri.

Reviews

Budding biologists as well as general fans of pirates, poetry, and wordplay will agree--and it makes a fuller (and less freighted) alternative to Bob Barner's Dem Bones (1996) and other versions of the old teaching spiritual. Both macabre and cheery--a rare treat.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This clever, cumulative tale is enhanced by its endpapers, which feature scattered labelled bones at the front and a full skeleton at the back, and playful, dimly lit underwater digital illustrations populated by bug-eyed, curious fish. The rhyme keeps things moving despite the hefty vocabulary (Metacarpals! Phalanges!) and the illustrations make it clear what everything is. Somehow daffy and scholarly at once.
--Booklist Online

It's a little morbid, but Kolar's digital undersea illustrations are friendly, cartoony, and understated, with humerus, er, humorous details (i.e., a squid making off with the pirate's radius, ulna, and belt) that are all about silliness.
--The Horn Book