Funnybones

A much-loved spooky classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. These cheeky skeletons really want to scare someone! BOO! In the dark dark cellar of a dark dark house live a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. One dark dark night, the skeletons sneak out on a mission to frighten someone! But – uh-oh. Everybody is in bed. They’ll just have to scare each other. But soon they find some others who want to play: the skeleton animals in the zoo!

  • A classic that has delighted readers for over 25 years
  • Supports early reading with repetition of simple words
  • Witty, reassuring story which soothes fear of the dark
  • From a best-loved, Greenaway Medal-winning team

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  • rubbish

    rubbish i hate it not for me EVER

    29 October 2017

  • loved it

    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.

    18 June 2017

  • liked it

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

    28 May 2017

  • Funny picture book It’s a great classic for me

    18 May 2017

  • loved it

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

    18 January 2015

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Authors

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    Allan Ahlberg

    Allan Ahlberg is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers and is the author of over a hundred books.

    Awards

    Allan’s work has been recognised by many of the top awards in children’s books, including The Red House Children’s Book Award for The Jolly Postman, The Man Who Wore All of His Clothes and The Pencil.

  • Awards

    Janet Ahlberg won many awards, most notably the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, for Each Peach, Pear, Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman with husband Allan Ahlberg.

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