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Suitable for 3 - 4 years

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Product description

A big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton live in the dark cellar of a dark house on a dark hill. The skeletons venture out one dark night to find someone to scare, but… oh no! Everybody is in bed! Luckily, they can always amuse themselves by scaring each other… until they find some others who want to play too: the skeleton animals in the zoo! A deliciously spooky, wonderfully imaginative classic from the much-loved Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

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Catalogue number

5020 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20, 9417 in Primary Education Catalogue 2020 and 565 in UK Summer 2020







Date published

July 17th, 1999

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.6; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 32 pages


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  1. Anonymous
    on 11 March 2020

    Great read

    My 6 year old son absolutely loved me reading this book to him and what's best is he can also read it himself. My 9 year old listened and also enjoyed the book so I would definitely buy these again

    5out of 5

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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 29 October 2017

    rubbish i hate it not for me EVER

    1out of 5
  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 18 June 2017

    Simply an amazing book for early readers. The repetitive use of words creates a bond with the story. Not to forget the funny angle, I must say the author has very tactfully wiped away the fear of dark or ghosts and has rather created funny picks along with humorous illustrations. The characters were witty and silly at the same time. A thumps up for this writeup.. Looking forward to read more from this series.

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 28 May 2017

    It’s very funny and I like the rhyme. But it’s more for 5 or 6 year olds:(

    4out of 5
  4. Clarice thumb 136

    on 18 May 2017

    Funny picture book It’s a great classic for me

  5. Pearl 113298

    on 18 January 2015

    I read this book when I was six an I loved it and I still do

    5out of 5
  6. Croc 113527

    on 9 March 2014

    I loved funny bones

  7. Love stargirl 113412

    on 9 March 2014

    extremely funny

    5out of 5
  8. Fairy thumb 11

    on 8 March 2014

    This is the worlds funniest book lol

    5out of 5
  9. Gruffalo 113679

    on 7 March 2014

    A funny book that makes your bones rattle !!

    5out of 5
  10. Goldie 113308

    on 7 March 2014

    I like the funny bones books and its a funny read I like to see what they get up to

    4out of 5
  11. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2014

    Made us laugh, especially when the bones fall apart good read.

    5out of 5
  12. Croc 113527

    on 4 March 2014

    Funnybones are so funny!

    5out of 5