Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler - ADVISABLE

Cuyler, Margery  Bonaparte Falls Apart  Illustrated by Will Terry  PICTURE BOOK  Crown Books, 2017 (Random House).  $17.99  Content: G.  

Bonaparte is a skeleton who is having trouble keeping his bones attached.  They break off and it causes him all sorts of problems.  His friends try to help him in different ways-Frankenstein tries to glue his bones together, but then Bonaparte can’t move; Blacky Widow tries to put a web around him to hold him together, but then he sticks, etc.  In the end, his friends find him a dog who is really good at fetching bones, and so the dog keeps track of Bonaparte’s missing bones for him.  

The illustrations in this book are adorable.  The friends who try to help Bonaparte are cute and innovative, and the solution is creative.  My only hang-up was the mummy idea would have worked if they would have just uncovered his eyes.  Overall, a cute Halloween read.  If you need more books for that holiday, this is a fun one.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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