Whose bones? An animal guessing game

Gabrielle Balkan

Book - 2020

"Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Whose Bones? invites readers to examine six animal skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is exposed in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each animal's bones and bodies are so special."--Amazon.

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Subjects
Genres
Educational games
Lift-the-flap books
Board books
Published
London : New York, NY : Phaidon Press Limited 2020.
Language
English
Item Description
Cover title.
On board pages.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (color) ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781838661519
1838661514
Main Author
Gabrielle Balkan (author)
Other Authors
Sam Brewster (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—This informational, foldout board book is for preschool and early elementary readers. Brewster's illustrations of interesting and familiar animals will engage readers. Each page (and subsequent foldout) details the bones and anatomical structure of an animal while also providing fascinating facts. The first page displays bones and asks readers to guess the animal's identity. The next page reveals its name. Budding archaeologists or young children with curious minds will love learning about the anatomy of their favorite animals, such as blue whales and chimpanzees. The text is written in an accessible type; the letters will look familiar to children starting school. Boldface terms, including skull and vertebrae, highlight key scientific vocabulary. Additionally, Balkan uses interactive phrases ("Let's guess" and "Who am I?") to create an interactive experience. This title could be used for independent reading or read-alouds. Diagrams, labels, and bullet points are included throughout. Balkan has also written a similar book for older elementary readers, Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals. VERDICT Recommended for libraries and families looking to expand their nonfiction collections for young children.—Kelly Finan Richards, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Invites readers to examine six animal skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answer is exposed in a vibrant, foldout reveal, accompanied by an explanation as to why each animal's bones and bodies are so special"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The bold illustrations and humorous text of this board book, printed at the perfect size for the little hands of children aged 2-4, help children to learn all about the bones in their own bodies through guessing games and by comparing their bones to those in animals

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The bold illustrations and humorous text of this board book, printed at the perfect size for the little hands of children aged 2-4, help children to learn all about the bones in their own bodies through guessing games and by comparing their bones to those in animalsSet up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Whose Bones? invites the youngest readers to examine six animal skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answers are provided in vibrant, foldout reveals, each accompanied by read-aloud text that explains why each animal's bones and bodies are so special. This playful, informative introduction to bones for the youngest readers has been created by the author and illustrator team behind the global bestseller Book of Bones.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The bold illustrations and humorous text of this board book, printed at the perfect size for the little hands of children aged 2-4, help children to learn all about the bones in their own bodies through guessing games and by comparing their bones to those in animalsSet up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Whose Bones? invites the youngest readers to examine six animal skeletons and guess to whom they belong. The answers are provided in vibrant, foldout reveals, each accompanied by read-aloud text that explains why each animal's bones and bodies are so special. This playful, informative introduction to bones for the youngest readers has been created by the author and illustrator team behind the global bestseller Book of Bones.