Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones

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Six paleontologists search for bones. When they find them, they dig them up, wrap them, and load them on a truck, bound for the museum. With simple text and vibrant illustrations, young readers explore the process of finding and assembling bone fossils.

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

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Overview

Six paleontologists search for bones. When they find them, they dig them up, wrap them, and load them on a truck, bound for the museum. With simple text and vibrant illustrations, young readers explore the process of finding and assembling bone fossils.

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

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

A cast of characters looks for, finds, and assembles some dinosaur bones.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780690048254
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1990
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 629,997
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Byron Barton is the author-artist of many beloved picture books for the youngest reader, including My Car; My Bus; Building a House; Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; and Machines at Work. His books have earned numerous awards and honors, including six ALA Notable Book Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Books selection, five School Library Journal Best Books of the Year selections, and two Reading Rainbow books. He lives in Florida.

Byron Barton is the author-artist of many beloved picture books for the youngest reader, including My Car; My Bus; Building a House; Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; and Machines at Work. His books have earned numerous awards and honors, including six ALA Notable Book Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Books selection, five School Library Journal Best Books of the Year selections, and two Reading Rainbow books. He lives in Florida.

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

    my two year old loves this

    My son who is almost three found this at the library and he loved it so much we purchased one for our home. Aside from one page that is full of big dinosaur names that is a tongue twister for me to read, the pages have very short simple sentences and then there is a glossary in the back to help with dinosaur name pronunciation. It tells the story of six people who go out to look for, find, dig up, and then safely wrap up dinosaur bones which they then transport back to the museum for assembly into a dinosaur. So it's simple sentences, has a plot, and is about dinosaurs, and the illustrations are vibrant and fun.

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