Children’s Hour: Funnybones

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.


I remember having Funnybones  read to me as a child, and staying interested in it for a good few years. Now the kids at nursery have been introduced to it I can see that it hasn’t lost anything in the last 20 or so years. Funnybones is the first in a series about a family of skeletons. Big skeleton, little skeleton, and dog skeleton (woof!). In this first book the three skeletons go on a night time adventure to play in the park, visit the zoo, and scare somebody. But poor dog skeleton (woof!) gets scrambled up, so big skeleton, and little skeleton have to put him back together, with funny consequences. Their visit to the zoo and quest to scare somebody are no less humourous.

The kids in pre-school really enjoy this, most of them don’t really understand about the dog skeleton’s (woof!) woof getting scrambled, but find it funny nether the less, and they enjoy the song whilst the other skeletons are putting him back together.

I tried Funnybones with the toddlers too, but I think maybe they were a bit young.

Buy Funnybones:

Paperback (£4.50)

Kindle: pre-order (£5.99)

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