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Title:
Bonz : inside-out!
Author:
Glaser, Byron.
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Publication Information:
New York ; London : Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Authors, Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810945999
Format :
Book

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Orchard Park Library QP88.2 .G58 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Through humorous riddles, rhyming text and sing-along verse, this picture book provides an informative guide to the human skeletal structure by way of an amusing review of all the bones of the body.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Made up of parts that look like the Curious Bonz toys designed by Glaser and Higashi (the team behind Zolo ABZ: An Alphabet Book), spindly characters called Bonz jump and jive through this jazzy-looking compilation of skeleton-themed activities. They dance to "Dem Bonz" ("The knee bonz connected to the leg bonz"), sing "This Old Mandible" ("He played one,/ He played knick-knack on my thumb..."), tell passable jokes ("What instrument do skeletons play?/ Trom-bone") and present a true/false "Fact or Fibula?" quiz. Sleek software illustrations in eye-candy colors, ? la Richard McGuire, create a chic veneer. Ages 4-10. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-There's nothing "humerus" about this slapped-together compendium of bone-related riddles, jokes, and facts. "This Old Mandible" and "Old Boney Hubbard" aren't even parodies; they're the original verses with "mandible" and "boney" substituted for "man" and "mother," respectively. A page on the Day of the Dead includes a paper-plate craft of a skeleton mask. The text is uninspired, but the artwork is even more disappointing. Colors combine to make text nearly unreadable in spots, the smiling skeletons are just plain odd, and the two hidden-picture pages make the astigmatism-inducing "Where's Waldo" books look like the top line of an eye chart. This book is nothing more than a ploy to reach children already familiar with the Bonz construction toys. That's no fibula.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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