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Funnybones [Paperback]

Janet Ahlberg , Allan Ahlberg
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
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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 (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
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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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
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My kids love this timeless book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor 23 Jun 2014
By Gary
I realised it was second hand when i ordered it so i expected it to be in a less than original state. What i didnt count on was all the writing and scribling within the book which was not advertised.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brought back memories 17 Jun 2014
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I bought this to read to my son because I remembered it as a child. It's a bit advanced fir him now but I'm sure he'll love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 4 Jun 2014
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My son had this book when he was young. He's now grown up. My daughter remembered the book and asked about it for her young children. I don't know what happened to it, so ordered a new copy. I read the book the moment it arrived. It's just as funny and well illustrated as I remember. I'm sure my grandchildren (and my son and daughter) will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars had this as a child in the 80s 26 Mar 2014
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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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