Imagine if your only bones were a skull, vertebrae, and ribs. What kind of animal would you be? What kind of animal would you be if you didn’t have any bones at all? Find out in Bone by Bone, written by Sara Levine and illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth!
In this fascinating look at comparative anatomy for the preschool and early elementary set, curious readers will discover amazing truths about animals around the world and their skeletons. I learned, for example, that humans and giraffes both have seven vertebrae in their neck, but that a giraffe’s vertebrae can be more than 10 inches long!
Levine and Spookytooth’s combined talents have created a perfect read for kids (and grown-ups) who always wonder “Why?” Their work keeps readers guessing from beginning to end, and they successfully pair rich vocabulary with simple, clear explanations of scientific concepts, making this a great pick for budding scientists of all ages.
Kids will also love the illustrations, which show a diverse cast of children and their skeletons transformed into different animals. The results are very funny and often a little creepy, easily appealing to those fascinated by science, the human body, and animals.
What kind of animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long they touched your feet? How does your skeleton differ from that of a whale? Learn the answers to those questions and more in Bone by Bone!