Dem Bones


By Bob Barner

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“No bones about it, this will be a real boost for those looking to inject a little humor and fun into basic facts about the human body.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Shoulder bone connected to da neck bone
Neck bone connected to da head bone . . .
Colorful torn paper collages bring to life this familiar African American spiritual as frolicking, instrument-playing skeletons—accompanied by interesting, informative “bone facts”—entertain and educate young readers. At Halloween or all year round, at home or in the classroom, Dem Bones is a “clever anatomy lesson . . . geared for tickling the funny bones of the early elementary set” (Publishers Weekly).
“A snappy introduction to the human skeleton . . . The artwork makes this an inviting picture book to read aloud in primary-grade classrooms.” —Booklist
“A book that entertains and educates this age group and gets them tapping their toe bones, too. Bravo.” —Family Life
Dem Bones