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Funnybones [Paperback]

Janet Ahlberg , Allan Ahlberg
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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Book Description

30 Sep 1999 Funnybones

The first ever Funnybones book by the amazing Allan Ahlberg.

In this, the first ever Funnybones book of all, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series. The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read - these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort!

Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg:

Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; The Baby's Catalogue; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Re-issue edition (30 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140565817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140565812
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 20.4 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Janet and Allan Ahlberg created some of the world's most popular picture books, including EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN, both winners of Greenaway Medals, and THE BABY'S CATALOGUE, inspired by their daughter Jessica. Janet died in 1994 and Allan, a former teacher, now lives in London.

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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This children's classic centres on the adventures of a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. They venture out from their dark dark cellar in the hope of finding someone to scare. However, since everyone is asleep in bed, they have to make do with scaring themselves. The results of which are hilarious!
One of the great things about this book is that the repetitive nature of the language ("On a dark dark hill, there was a dark dark town. In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street") means children (both readers and non-readers) can easily join in with the rhythm.
It is great fun to read the story one-to-one or with a group of children. It is sure to become a best-loved book on the book shelf. Whilst the story is funny and has great accompanying illustrations, be warned that for children younger than say four, the style and nature of the book may be a little menacing!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT! 20 Aug 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In a dark, dark memory...
I used to love this a child and I still love it now! Although Amber doesn't sit still long enough to listen to me reading it to her she loves looking at all the pictures. They are nice and vivid colours. If your child likes books like these Meg and Mog are another good one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funnybones 17 Mar 2009
This is a great, timeless book, you can even sing along to parts. I love reading it to my young daughter.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its interesting,and imaginative 19 Nov 2001
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I bought this book formy seven year old daughter,and eventually I found myself picking it up,and having a read of it!
Its much more interesting than I first thought that it would. Its filled with colourful illustrations,and the storyline is very good!
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a seven year old daughter,or even a son, But beware you might find yourself picking it up!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNYBONES 4 Feb 2005
This book has been around a long time, a favourite when i was a child, and now my own children since they were tiny. No kids bookshelf should be without this book, they'll love it!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funnybones; does what it says on the cover! 26 Mar 2009
I bought this for my Grandaughter's 4th birthday and she loves it!
As did her mummy and her aunts and uncle when they were little.
always a hit!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Six stars, and even that won't be enough!!!! 14 Oct 2004
It's AMAZING! The dramatic plot twists are archetypal of the children's adventure genre. In short, IT ROCKS! I think this book will appeal to the child in all of us. A great way for kids to learn as it juxtaposes humour and biological science as it intergrates to bone structure. The dramatic irony of the mishaps of the midnight trip keeps the audience in suspense and anticipation as to the story's climax. The typical genre conventions such as the full moon, the dark dark house, and the dark dark street, are the epitome of child ghost stories. READ IT! TJ.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 11 Feb 2001
This is an excellent book for young children. It's very humourous throughout the book. It can help children learn about the skellenton and different bones. It's a book everyone should read. I have read this book to hundreds of children and they all love the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars had this as a child in the 80s
I had this as a child in the 80s and loved it so when i seen it (while scrolling for books for my kids) I had to get it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Oldie but a Goodie!
This book has been a favourite of mine for years and it's worth getting. People of all ages love this book and it's great for those learning to read.
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Published 3 months ago by L.Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars A very funny book...
This is just a very funny book - use of repetition and rhyme - children just love it...great to use in lower primary in science topic on the human body...
Published 4 months ago by Jacquie Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back childhood memories
I Had this book as a child. Brought it for my four yr old. He thinks its great too. Excellent gift.
Published 4 months ago by E. Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I had this when I was little so I had to buy for my son. He loves it also. It is a classic and u never forget it
Published 4 months ago by pixie28
5.0 out of 5 stars classic... love it
My 6 year old grandaughter loves this. I bought it for he dad when he was small too. Its an absolute timeless classic. The children love the repetition and the rhymes. Read more
Published 5 months ago by debnian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great interactive story
My husband and I love to read this to my step son at bedtime, after he heard it a couple of times he started joining in. Read more
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