BOOK OF BONES: 10 Record-Breaking Animals

written by Gabrielle Balkan      |      illustrated by Sam Brewster 
published by Phaidon      |      September 2017
ages 3-7     |      48 pages      |      11" x 12"     |     touch-and-feel finishes
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It's a book of world records... of bones! Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood — and humorous — explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life! Do you know what bones you and an elephant have in common? Find out this fall in BOOK OF BONES!

Get a glimpse of the type of materials we're including in the images below. You can also vote for which objects to include in the VOTE FOR IT section of the Making Books Blog.

This lizard and a goat have one notable thing in common. Can you guess what it is?  

This reptile and a frog have one major difference? Can you guess what it is?

You have more in common with a giraffe than this bird when it comes to one skeleton fact. Can you guess what it is?