Bones by Steve Jenkins
Skeletons and How They Work

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Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating look at the bones of the human body as compared to the bones of animals, and shows them off!

This book is far from skinny -- it's the definitive nonfiction title about human and animal bones, delivered with in-your-face accuracy and intrigue. In this visually driven volume, kids come face-to-face with some head-to-toe boney comparisons, many of them shown at actual size. Here you'll find the differences between a man's hand and that of a spider monkey; the great weight of an elephant's leg, paired with the feather-light femur of a stork; and rib-tickling info about snakes and sloths. How many bones are in the whole human body?

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Steve Jenkins is a master at delivering science in accessible fun books that kids, teachers, and librarians love. His honors include the Caldecott Honor Award, a NEW YORK TIMES Ten Best Illustrated citation, a BOSTON GLOBE/HORN BOOK Award for Nonfiction, and several ALA Notables.
Published August 1, 2010 by Scholastic Reference. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Jenkins’s signature collages are ideal for illustrating this introduction to the way bones work in humans and other mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and most fish.

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Little Bones cleverly combines humour and pathos, the tragedy of Jane’s fate and the dark comedy of the situations in which she somehow finds herself.

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AS ANY reader of Dickens, Brontë or Hardy can testify, Victorian literature can be as violent as it is verbose and as gritty as it is grand, qualities that Janette Jenkins replicates in her latest novel.

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