From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2. Boogie Bones, a skeleton who loves to dance, longs to show his stuff beyond the graveyard's iron gates but is a little intimidated by people. One night he enters a dance contest at the Town Hall, disguising himself with a hat and tuxedo. All goes well until he launches into the lindy hop and wriggles and jiggles right out of his clothes. Onlookers are aghast to see a skeleton in their midst. Only a small girl is unafraid to dance with him, and her courage inspires everyone else to clap along. "That was the happiest night of Boogie Bones's life." The ending falls a trifle flat, but the tale will delight young fans of ghost stories. Featuring brightly clad humans with Ping-Pong ball eyes and chalky skeletons in haunting shades, the illustrations are appropriately ghoulish and funny.?Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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From Kirkus Reviews
Boogie Bones just loves to dance, hardly slowed by his condition: He is a skeleton who lives in a graveyard. When he hears about a dance competition, his fellows hide his bones in an old tuxedo and off he goes. He gets through the tango fine, but when the band begins to play his favorite tune for doing the lindy hop, the clothes fly off to reveal the skeleton. A young girl with Boogie's cap over her braids is unafraid, and they dance ``until her braids were a blur and her skirt spread like a blossom.'' Rich colors and broad humor characterize the rollicking, completely unscary pictures; each spread captures something of the movement and joy of dance. Exceptionally silly. (Picture book. 5-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.