Funnybones

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Part of the Funnybones Series

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Three white-boned skeletons have a great night out when they set forth with the express intention to “frighten somebody”. Big skeleton, little skeleton and dog skeleton live in the dark, dark cellar of a dark, dark house on a dark, dark hill and they set out to scare in a dark, dark night. Alas, they find everyone, including the animals in the zoo, is asleep but nonetheless they entertain themselves in the playground and enjoy frightening each other instead. The jokey text is full of repetitions making it easy to read while the illustrations provide strong visual clues.

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Funnybones Synopsis

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 night to find someone to scare, but everyone is in bed so they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals in the zoo.

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ISBN: 9780141364766
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780140565812
Publication date: 30/09/1999
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140565812
Publication date: 30th September 1999
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Allan Ahlberg

As a childAllan was born in Croydon, but grew up in Oldbury in the Black Country. He says that if he hadn't grown up to be a writer, he would have loved to have been a soccer player. As an adultAllan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life As an artistAllan ...

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