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Give Me Back My Bones!

By Kim Norman
Illustrated by Bob Kolar

A pirate skeleton seeks to put its bones back together in this rhyming first book of anatomy!

Cast a spyglass ’round here, while breakers curl and pound here. There’s treasure to be found here I feel it in my bones! A stormy night at sea has uncovered some long-buried secrets and surprises. Is that the mast of a shipwreck? A faded pirate hat? And what’s that hiding in the sand? A mandible and a clavicle, phalanges and femurs, a tibia and a fibula – could there be a complete set of bones scattered across the ocean floor? And who might they belong to? A jaunty rhyme takes readers on an underwater scavenger hunt as a comical skeleton tries to put itself back together piece by piece. Make no bones about it – this rollicking read-aloud will have young ones learning anatomy without even realizing.

  • A hilarious rhyming story with a peg-legged pirate protagonist.
  • A fantastic Halloween pick!
  • Use of the proper Latin names for the human bones makes this a perfect – and entertaining! – book to introduce human anatomy to little ones.

About the author

Kim Norman is a poet, writer and graphic artist. She has written many children's books, including Crocodaddy, illustrated by David Walker; Ten on the Sled, illustrated by Liza Woodruff; I Know a Wee Piggy, illustrated by Henry Cole; This Old Van; The Bot that Scott Built; and Still a Gorilla. She has two grown sons, loves musical theatre, and even had a paying gig as a singer for a big band. Kim lives in Virginia, USA. Find her online at kimnormanbooks.com and on Twitter as @KimNormanAuthor.

About the illustrator

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of Big Kicks. He has also illustrated numerous books for young readers, including Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks, written by Skila Brown, and Nothing Like a Puffin, written by Sue Soltis. Bob Kolar lives in Missouri, USA. Find him online at bobkolarbooks.com.

ISBN: 9781406384932
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/09/19 at 02:53:09
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