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Bone by Bone

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by Sara Levine (Author), T.S. Spookytooth (Illustrator)

Comparing Animal Skeletons

What kind of animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reached your feet?

Or what if you had no leg bones but kept your arm bones?

Have you ever wondered what we would look like if we didn’t have any bones at all????

“Bone by Bone” answers all these questions and many more! Author Sarah Levine asks some thought provoking, sometimes silly but mostly informative questions about bones. This engaging nonfiction shares some intriguing facts about how animal questions compare with ours.

Page by page, this little gem of a book, is a perfect book for ages 4+ when it comes to studying the evolution of vertebrates. Every double spread page ends with an interesting question.

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This makes for a fantastic read aloud. The question at the end of the page prompts for lots of shout out guesses.. I admit we were left guessing for quite a few of those Smile

What really works for the book is the interesting font types and illustration combination. The regular type font works for informational text and explanations. The second, bolder and larger font type is reserved for the questions themselves and the answers allowing the reader to re-focus on the content.

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Every page has silly, whimsical but colorful artwork. The imaginative and original illustrations are funny engaging and eye-catching. A perfect recipe for all things Kid Lit!!

The back notes come with “More About Bones” with a few interesting snippets about bones in general. The “More About Vertebrates” details the five different types of vertebrates and some interesting facts. A glossary completes the book with some definitions for a few scientific words.

Overall, this is a great nonfiction introduction to skeletons and bones for younger kids. What I love is that it also makes for a fantastic read aloud.

Educational and fun!

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


  1. Your reviews makes for quite a list of books to buy for my nephew! This one looks like such fun, thanks for another great review

    • reshamad

      Marie! Thanks for stopping by Looking forward to all things Africa this semester


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