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BONE: Tall Tales Paperback – August 1, 2010
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Bone: Tall Tales serves as a perfect introduction to the series for new readers, and it's a must-have for long-time Bone fans as well. This fun collection of stories of Casper-looking underdogs is perfectly titled, because each and every funny tale Smiley shares 'round the campfire is a tall one. The glossy full-colour illustrations will reel kids in, and the high-falutin' stories will keep them intrigued. The tale of Bone's birth is especially off-the-wall. My favorite tale is the final story, in which Bone gathers a hodgepodge group of woodland creatures, including an adorable fox, a shy turtle, a very put-upon monkey, and a guardian dragon named Stillman who quickly stole a little piece of my heart, to help him in a fight against the evil rat creatures.
Two thumbs up for Tall Tales, Smith, and Sniegoski!
These stories are short, fun and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. For what its worth, I recommend it.
Great art throughout and a fun little Paul Bunyan-esque tale for all ages.
In this book Smiley Bone tells some younger Bones stories about Big Johnson Bone, the adventurous founder of Boneville. Big Johnson Bone is a bit outrageous and has a lot of crazy tales attributed to his name.
The artwork is consistent with previous Bone books; it's fun and matches the tone of the story well.
The book features little stories about various adventures that Big Johnson was on. We even get to find out how the Rat Creatures lost their tails!
While I enjoyed the sheer outlandishness of some of Big Johnson's tales, I didn't find him to be quite as endearing of a character as our wonderful original Bone trio. Still he was funny and his candidness about his adventures was fun to read about.
Overall this is a fun addition to the Bone series. Just something to tide you over until there is more Bone to read. The tales of Boneville founder Big Johnson Bone are amusing and entertaining. Fans of the series should be pleased with this addition, this book also stands alone well on its own and is appropriate for younger readers as well.
So when I went into "Tall Tales," I didn't have high hopes for it... but to my surprise it was a fun and entertaining romp, and while not absolutely necessary to the plot of the "Bone" series, it still fits nicely into the mythos of the series.
"Tall Tales" takes place after the events of Bone, with Smiley Bone taking a group of Bone scouts -- and his adopted rat creature Bartleby -- on a camping trip in the forest. Around the campfire he begins to relate stories to them, one about their time with Thorn and Gran'ma Ben, and others regarding Big Johnson Bone, founder of Boneville. Most of the scouts are awed by the stories, but one in particular is skeptical, and swipes Smiley's storyteller hat and goes to bed with it. Whether it's the magic of the hat or the power of Smiley's stories, who can say... but soon the young scout is dreaming up his own epic story about Big Johnson Bone, his wisecracking monkey sidekick, and their encounter with the queen of the rat creatures and her monstrous son.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son got this for his birthday and has loved it. He has all of the books in the Bones series and reads them over and over.Published 1 month ago by Virginia P.
My kids (ages 10-14) have loved this series for years. Great book.Published 1 month ago by Paul A. Nelson
BEST series. My son has been reading this series since 2nd grade/8 years old. Do not hesitate to buy the entire set, we did! I only wish there were more!Published 5 months ago by Nicole
This is an adorable addition to the series. It's stories are cute and fun, and it's interesting to take a look into the past of the Valley. I just wish it was a bit longer!Published 10 months ago by Hannah
my grand daughters love this series a lot, they reread these books (ages 7 & 9)Published 13 months ago by liz berger