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|Give me back my bones!|
Author: Norman, Kim
A silly pirate skeleton seeks to put its bones back together in this rhyming romp.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/01/19)
The Hornbook (00/09/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 08/01/2019 Disaster! A passing storm scatters a pirate skeleton's bones across the ocean, and he must begin the arduous task of hunting them down. At first, he's just a skull rolling across the ocean floor, bemoaning his situation and begging each passing fish for help: Now I need my gnaw bone / my chicken-chomping saw bone. / I'll starve without my jawbone / I miss my mandible! Piece by piece (and skeletal vocab word by word) he rebuilds himself with the aid of marine wildlife (though some of the aquatic critters are more helpful than others). But once his body, peg-leg and all, is rebuilt, our hero has one thing left to find. 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. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.