Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones

Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones

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by Byron Barton
     
 

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Bones. Bones. We look for bones.
We look for the bones of dinosaurs.

Six small paleontologists search for bones. When they find them, they dig them up, wrap them, and load them on a truck, bound for the museum.

There, they carefully put together the bones of a giant dinosaur.

In bright, bold, exuberant pictures, with a text that is just

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Overview

Bones. Bones. We look for bones.
We look for the bones of dinosaurs.

Six small paleontologists search for bones. When they find them, they dig them up, wrap them, and load them on a truck, bound for the museum.

There, they carefully put together the bones of a giant dinosaur.

In bright, bold, exuberant pictures, with a text that is just right for reading or chanting aloud, Byron Barton looks at just what happens to the bones left behind by dinosaurs of long, long ago.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's 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. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
This second of Mr. Barton's top-of-the-list books for the youngest set is a dynamic view of scientists as they trek to a dig, unearth their finds and reassemble the fossils back at the museum. Bet you can't read it without singing..."Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones...."
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780690048254
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
544,038
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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