Bone by Bone

What kind of animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reach your feet?

What would you look like if your vertebrae didn’t end at your rear end?

Could you be an animal if you didn’t have any bones at all?

Every child I know is getting a copy of this book!

Bone by BoneBone by Bone

By Sara Levine

Illustrated by T.S Spookytooth

Bone by Bone is an introduction to comparative skeletal anatomy for young children who are just beginning school or learning to read (it’s written for children aged 5 to 9 years old).  It is a fully illustrated 36-page book exploring our shared evolutionary history by depicting how human skeletons are like – and unlike – other animal skeletons.  It encourages curiosity and critical thinking by posing questions throughout.  The book also includes a glossary and a list of additional books and websites for further reading for those who are interested to pursue more information.

It would be great addition to any kid’s library, especially those who are learning about zoology, evolution, or anatomy – or those who are just interested in this sort of thing.  It would also make a great addition to a school library!

I am definitely getting a copy for our hands-on osetology activity sessions.

I would have loved this as a kid.

I love this now.

[There is a good review of the full book on the Guardian website here – which is where I found out about it.]

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