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Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones Hardcover – September 30, 1990

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From Publishers Weekly

Once again, the author of Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs ; Trucks ; Boats and other picture books proves himself a master of simplicity. Here, a spare, rhythmic text ("Bones. Bones. We look for bones.") and vibrant, childlike pictures focus on six young paleontologists at work. They diligently dig up the dinosaur bones, wrap and pack them, load them on trucks and bring them to the natural history museum. There the bones are dusted off, and the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is reassembled, bone by bone. Finally, the painstaking job is completed, and the six workers set out in search of more bones. Barton makes a complex procedure easily comprehensible to the very youngest readers--and listeners. Children who have looked at dinosaur skeletons in museums and asked "How did it get here?" now have a concise, entertaining answer. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

As in I Want to Be an Astronaut (Crowell, 1988), Barton takes a complex profession and makes it comprehensible to the very young. This time he captures the essence of the paleontologist's work: "Bones. Bones. We look for bones," and "We look for the bones of dinosaurs." Six stoic scientists of both genders and varied race are depicted digging, wrapping, packing, loading , and assembling their finds. The illustrations are painted in bold primary colors on green, blue, and yellow backdrops; don't let children miss out on the last spread, in which nine dinosaurs are found, with labels that include pronunciations. A fine companion volume to Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs (Crowell, 1989). --Denia Lewis Hester, Dewey School, Evanston, IL
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: 290L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival (September 30, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0690048254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0690048254
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was my two-year-old's favorite book; for some time he and it were inseparable. Bold, simple illustrations on bright backgrounds make a terrific fist visual introduction to the process dinosaur bones undergo for extraction, study, and display. Thanks to this book, mine was the only toddler in his peer group who could identify a paleontologist and explain what one des. Inspired by the story, to this day one of his favorite games is to "dig" for imaginary dinosaur bones in the sand, "wrap" them, pack them in "crates," load them on the "truck" (his stroller), and transport them to the "museum" (our living room), where they are unloaded, assembled into "skeletons," and carefully studied for the remainder of the day.
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Byron Barton's "Bones, Bones..." has the simple, inevitable story line that my son loves, plus the building up of the dinosaur image from the bones found in an archeological expedition. For any dinosaur kid who is at the developmental stage of building up from the pieces - seeing the bones uncovered, packed, transported and unpacked before assembly into a dino skeleton (T Rex, of course) is a daily delight.
It is a simple story, though, so choose for younger readers.
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My 4 year old chose this book at the library and she loved it. The simplistic illustrations are bold and perfect attention grabbers for little eyes. My daughter loves dinosaurs and this book kept her interested from cover to cover. She kept flipping back to the fully built T Rex and clapping, while pointing at parts and labeling them: "Foot, neck, head!" She for sure learned something from this book and had fun reading the book with me.
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"Bones. Bones. We look for the bones. We look for the bones of dinosaurs."

This cute little book is about paleontologists, though (thankfully) that word isn't used in it. It's brightly colored, with simple illustrations, and an interesting theme. It probably cannot be read by your little reader, or at least not the page that lists eight dinosaurs, unless they can sound out words like "thecodontosaurus."

Nonetheless, it is a cute book, and if your little one is interesting in dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils, then he or she will probably like this book.
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Dinosaur week was over when this book finally came in but I read through it and I believe the children will really enjoy it so I am going to save it for Dinosaur week next year.
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By P. Ryan on December 18, 2013
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This is my 2 1/2 year old granddaughters favorite book! It's not lengthy but it is a good read and she loves naming the dinos on the page they show all the different ones of
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Excellent book for young children exploring dinosaurs. It is well illustrated and the text is appropriate for kindergarten children.
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By B. C. Samuel on February 2, 2013
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This is an excellent children's book. It is a good story, the language is rhythmic, and it is a good introduction to Palentology.
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