Bones and the dinosaur mystery

David A. Adler

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Series
Viking easy to read.
Bones
Adler, David A. Bones ; #04.
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Published
New York : Viking c2005.
Language
English
Physical Description
32 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
0670060100
Main Author
David A. Adler (-)
Other Authors
Barbara Johansen Newman (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

K-Gr. 2. A story centering on dinosaur bones, starring a very young detective named Jeffrey Bones, is a surefire way to entice children through a beginning chapter book. In the fourth entry in the Bones mystery series, Jeffrey goes to a dinosaur exhibit at the museum with Grandfather and his lady friend. Children new to the series will be clued in to Jeffrey's sleuthing powers by his announcement to a fierce-looking set of pterodactyl bones that he, too, is Bones, and he solves mysteries. The mystery itself is pretty slim (Bones' plastic dinosaur goes missing in the cafeteria), but thanks to the eye-popping, often comic acrylic illustrations, kids will keep reading, find out a few facts about dinosaurs, and be treated to a satisfying display of Bones' deductive powers. Adler is also the author of the Young Cam Jansen mysteries. ((Reviewed October 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2 -In this fourth Jeffrey Bones mystery, the young detective visits the museum with his grandpa and Grandpa's friend Sally. They explore the dinosaur exhibit and then move on to the gift shop, where Grandpa buys Jeffrey a blue plastic T-rex . After a snack, they go to the moon exhibit, where the boy realizes that he no longer has his dinosaur. The plot and narration are simple and straightforward, and attentive children will find it easy to solve the mystery of the missing toy. Bones is a junior parallel to Adler's Cam Jansen but without the photographic memory. He is reminiscent of Nate the Great and, similarly, he narrates his own tale. Appealing cartoon caricatures are colorful and infused with humorous details like funky clothing, groovy glasses, and exaggerated expressions. A good choice for beefing up beginning-reader sections.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL [Page 102]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Young Detective Jeffrey Bones investigates the disappearance of the plastic dinosaur his grandfather just bought for him in a museum gift shop.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Young Detective Jeffrey Bones investigates the disappearance of the plastic Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur his grandfather just bought for him in a museum gift shop.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Detective Jeffrey Bones solves crimes—but this time the crime is personal. He’s at a science museum and his blue Tyrannosaurus rex is missing. Could someone have stolen it? Perhaps there’s something in Bones’s detective bag that can help solve this mystery. . . .

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Detective Jeffrey Bones solves crimes—but this time the crime is personal. He’s at a science museum and his blue Tyrannosaurus rex is missing. Could someone have stolen it? Perhaps there’s something in Bones’s detective bag that can help solve this mystery. . . .