Bone Dog: A Picture Book

Bone Dog: A Picture Book

by Eric Rohmann

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Overview

This ebook includes audio narration.

One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011

One of Horn Book's Best Picture Books of 2011
Ghost dogs and skeletons in a tall tale with a tender heart from the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of My Friend Rabbit.

Gus doesn't feel like doing much after his dog Ella dies. He doesn't really even feel like dressing up for Halloween. But when Gus runs into a bunch of rowdy skeletons, it's Ella--his very own Bone dog--who comes to his aid, and together they put those skeletons in their place. A book about friendship, loss, and a delightfully spooky Halloween.

Audio book read by Kathleen McInerny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466819689
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 54 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit, and a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies. He is also the author and illustrator of Clara and Asha, A Kitten Tale, and The Cinder-Eyed Cats, among other books for children. He has illustrated many other books, including Last Song, based on a poem by James Guthrie, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman.
Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. As a boy, he played Little League baseball, read comic books, and collected rocks and minerals, insects, leaves, and animal skulls.
Rohmann has his BS in Art and an MS in Studio Art from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Printmaking/Fine Bookmaking from Arizona State University. He also studied Anthropology and Biology. He taught printmaking, painting, and fine bookmaking at Belvoir Terrace in Massachusettes and introductory drawing, fine bookmaking, and printmaking at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
He lives in a suburb of Chicago.


Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit, and a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies. He is also the author and illustrator of Clara and Asha, A Kitten Tale, and The Cinder-Eyed Cats, among other books for children. He has illustrated many other books, including Last Song, based on a poem by James Guthrie, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman.  Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. As a boy, he played Little League baseball, read comic books, and collected rocks and minerals, insects, leaves, and animal skulls.  Rohmann has his BS in Art and an MS in Studio Art from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Printmaking/Fine Bookmaking from Arizona State University. He also studied Anthropology and Biology. He taught printmaking, painting, and fine bookmaking at Belvoir Terrace in Massachusetts and introductory drawing, fine bookmaking, and printmaking at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  He lives in a suburb of Chicago.

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Bone Dog: A Picture Book 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
brikayama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book. My 11 year old didn't want to read it based on the illustrations. My 8 year old was curious when she saw the pictures. The theme is nice, but personally it is not a book I would read to my girls.
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gus¿s old dog Ella dies, but when he is in need while encountering skeletons on Halloween, she comes to his rescue.This book is unique in that not many picture books deal with the death of an animal. It is comforting in an unassuming way.
alyssabuzbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely delightful. Gus and his dog, Ella, are constant companions. When Ella passes away, Gus is very sad. However, when Gus is threatened by skeletons on Halloween night, Ella comes from the grave to rescue him.This is a great book for kids dealing with grief. It would also show them that not even death can stop true friendship.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A boy grieves the loss of his beloved dog. When he encounters some trouble with skeletons in a graveyard on Halloween night, his dog returns as a bone dog to defend him. The boy enjoys the moments with his dog after the skeletons are defeated.
sarahbatte on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book! I thought it had depth, it had a great story. It is about a boy and his dog and in the beginning his dog dies. He becomes really sad and then meets up with real skeletons and meets his dog in a sort of an after life. A very heart warming story about a boy and his dog.
shazzerwise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an ambitious book. It tries to be both spooky (and boy does it get spooky) Halloween tale and tender tale of the death of a pet. By aiming for both, Rohmann doesn't quite hit either, but what he ends up with is interesting to say the least, and beautifully drawn. Very young children might be creeped out by the skeletons that surround Gus, but older children will appreciate the thrill and hopefully will come away with a good message.
helenpeynado on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I felt this story was meant to deal with the loss of a pet and how the love and friendship live on beyond the grave. Unfortunately, it seemed morbid towards the end, particulary in conjunction with the illustrations, and it was hard to see past it. I'm not sure I would read it to my child.
pataustin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are LOTS of books for young children about coping with the death of a pet. Bone Dog is NOT like other books. Gus and his dog Ella have been friends for forever, and she tells him on page two that she won't be around for much longer. "But no matter what happens, I'll always be with you." On the next page there's no death scene -- just the simple reality of grieving and facing the fact that live moves on: "After Ella was gone, Bus didn't feel like leaving the house. But he did." At Halloween, Gus dresses as a skeleton and meets up with real skeletons -- one of whom is Ella -- Bone Dog. She has kept her promise that she'll always be with him. Rohmann has spoken often about respecting children to get it -- respecting their intelligence. He did it with Clara and Asha, with My Friend Rabbit, and he does it again, so amazingly capturing kids' emotions.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little boy and his dog are best buds. He cannot imagine a life without his dog. Eventually, his dog passes and the boy is in a grieving mood for a while. Halloween night comes, and he does not even feel like going, but he does. This is where he eventually sees his 'bone dog.' He realizes that his dog will always be with him no matter what. This is an uplifting and truthful book about grief and death. Loved ones will always be with us. Life does go one when people or things pass, but that does not mean they are no longer with us.
jrlandry1410 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What could be more classic than a tale of a boy and his dog? This tale is anything but. Eric Rohmann tells the story of the friendship of Gus and Ella (never questioning that Ella the dog can talk, of course). Ella tells Gus in the beginning that she is growing old and she won't be around forever, yet she promises to always be with him. Ella does pass in the beginning of the book, and it shows Gus carrying on and living with the sadness of losing his friend. Although he doesn't want to go trick or treating, he does, and on the way home he runs into some real skeletons and is only saved when Ella shows up from beyond the grave (as a skeleton herself) to chase the other skeletons away. Thus fufilling her promise to always be there for Gus. A really great book to show us that our friends are never really gone, and that friendship can live on even after death.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gus and his dog, Ella, were longtime friends. When Ella was very old, she promised Gus that she would always be with him. Then she passed away, and Gus didn¿t feel like doing any of the usual things. On Halloween night, Gus, in a skeleton costume, was at the graveyard, and he was suddenly surrounded by skeletons who were angry to learn that Gus was not a skeleton, but a human. Suddenly a bone dog appeared and he called all his dog friends to come and help Gus. Would I want to see my dog again if he would return as a bone dog? Would children?
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As the boy tries to deal with the grief of losing his best friend, he realizes that he will always be there.