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Funnybones [Epub] ➛ Funnybones ➜ Allan Ahlberg – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The classic and beloved Funnybones by children s book superstars Janet and Allan AhlbergIn the first ever Funnybones book, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much loved series Th The classic and beloved Funnybones by children s book superstars Janet and Allan AhlbergIn the first ever Funnybones book, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much loved series The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort Allan Ahlberg has published overchildren s books and with his late wife Janet, created many award winning children s picture booksThe Ahlbergs books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal Look out for these other classics by Allan AhlbergBurglar Bill Cops and Robbers Each Peach Pear Plum The One and Only Two Heads Son of a Gun The Little Worm Book Two Wheels Two Heads The Baby s Catalogue A Pair of Sinners Happy Families Peepo The Ha Ha Bonk Book Help Your Child to read Ten in a Bed Please mrs Butler Daisy Chains Yum Yum Playmates Foldaways Woof The Cinderella Show The Jolly Postman The Jolly Christmas Postman The Jolly Pocket Postman The Clothes Horse and Other Stories The Mighty Slide Starting School Heard it in the Playground The Bear Nobody Wanted It was a Dark and Stormy Night The Giant Baby Baby Sleeps Blue Buggy Doll and Teddy See the Rabbit Please Mrs Butler The Better Brown Stories The Boyhood of Burglar Bill.


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  1. Bionic Jean Bionic Jean says:

    The husband and wife team, Allan and Janet Ahlberg, have produced numerous picture books Allan Ahlberg has over a hundred to his name, and Janet Ahlberg has illustrated many of them Funnybones is one of the best, and as so often, it is a simple idea which is the keyThis is how the story begins.On a dark dark hillthere was a dark dark town.In the dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street.In the dark, dark street there was a dark, dark house.In the dark, dark house there was a dark, darkThe husband and wife team, Allan and Janet Ahlberg, have produced numerous picture books Allan Ahlberg has over a hundred to his name, and Janet Ahlberg has illustrated many of them Funnybones is one of the best, and as so often, it is a simple idea which is the keyThis is how the story begins.On a dark dark hillthere was a dark dark town.In the dark, dark town there was a dark, dark street.In the dark, dark street there was a dark, dark house.In the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark staircase.Down the dark, dark staircasethere was a dark, dark cellar.And in the dark dark cellarpause dramatically for the page turnsome skeletons lived Simply brilliant even starting with the wordsThis is how the story beginsAnd with this atmosphere, any five year old will be completely enthralled by now It even carries on in a way which reflects story books of oldThere was a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton Needless to say, the skeletons are cute, and not scary at all as they peep around the door and wave in a friendly fashion The illustrations are comic and cartoonish, complete with occasional brief speech bubbles, which move the story along and add to the sense of the story All the colours are bright, which contrasts well with the black background which is used throughout The text too is printed in white on black, which adds to the dramatic spooky yet fun feel One night the skeletons decide to take their dog for a walk and frighten somebody That s what skeletons are supposed to do, right So off they go They have a good game in the park, and play on the swings, but as the dog skeleton is chasing a stick, he bumps into a tree and falls apart Calamity He s now just a pile of bones The big skeleton and the little skeleton do their best to put him back together, but when he says Woof it comes out all muddled The dog skeleton is all mixed up, and his head is on the wrong way round, so he barksFOOW Eventually the big skeleton and the little skeleton do manage to put him back together, and then they all go to visit their skeleton friends at the zoo So did they frighten any of the animals What do you think They had a lot of fun, but one picture shows the three skeletons running away from a skeleton of a crocodile But everyone in the town is in bed, and in the end, they still haven t frightened anybody So the little skeleton suggests that they frighten each other instead.And they do.The story goes full circle, as the repetitive beginning is mirrored and repeated on the final page, which is very satisfying.This book is pretty near perfect, both for children just starting to learn to read, and older ones too Using the setting of a walk to the park and to the zoo, creates familiar situations for young children The text is easy to read, and the repetition aids fluency It is enhanced by the illustrations, which are as humorous and quirky as the story itself It is very, very funny.This first and original, Funnybones has become a classic, with many further books in the series to follow about the Funnybones family In terms of fun it is unsurpassed, and also teaches about onomatopoeia with all the animal sounds such asoink , woof , miaowandbooIt is also quite an achievement to not only introduce young children to the concept of having a skeleton, but also to the names of the bones and even how a skeleton is structured The book does this by quoting some of the lyrics ofThe Skeleton Dance Dem dry bonesas they put the dog skeleton back together again Allan and Janet Ahlberg have deservedly received many awards worldwide, including the Kate Greenaway Medal This is one of my personal favourites, which can be used within school, library or home situations


  2. Ken Ken says:

    Most of the recent additions to my daughter s book collection are mainly consisting of favourites from my own childhood that I ve wanted to revisit.It was actually really surprising how much all of it came flooding back once I started reading the first page.It s such a fun quirky tale as both big and little skeleton decided to see if they can scare someone whilst taking dog skeleton for a night time walk.Told in such a humorous and charming way with repetitive rhythms and funny illustrations, it Most of the recent additions to my daughter s book collection are mainly consisting of favourites from my own childhood that I ve wanted to revisit.It was actually really surprising how much all of it came flooding back once I started reading the first page.It s such a fun quirky tale as both big and little skeleton decided to see if they can scare someone whilst taking dog skeleton for a night time walk.Told in such a humorous and charming way with repetitive rhythms and funny illustrations, it s easy to see why it made such a lasting impression on me.Hopefully it will become one of my daughters favourites too


  3. Monty Monty says:

    On a dark, dark hill, there was a dark, dark town In the dark, dark town, there was a dark, dark street On the dark, dark street, there was a dark, dark house In the dark, dark house, there was a dark, dark staircase Down the dark, dark staircase, there was a dark, dark cellar And in the dark, dark cellar, some skeletons lived This is how Funnybones starts, and is probably one of the most recognisable beginnings to any story I remembered reading this book when I was young, and am so glad On a dark, dark hill, there was a dark, dark town In the dark, dark town, there was a dark, dark street On the dark, dark street, there was a dark, dark house In the dark, dark house, there was a dark, dark staircase Down the dark, dark staircase, there was a dark, dark cellar And in the dark, dark cellar, some skeletons lived This is how Funnybones starts, and is probably one of the most recognisable beginnings to any story I remembered reading this book when I was young, and am so glad to have picked it up again through reading it with a child in my class The simple story of two skeletons and their skeletal dog on an adventure through their town at night is charming and funny They are looking for someone to scare, but find nobody and resort to giving each other a fright instead They even encounter a zoo full of skeletal animals on their way.The lovely illustrations enhance the story, and the repetition throughout the book makes it perfect for early readers It is a great book to develop children s skills in expressive reading, i.e they can practise their use of tone to set the atmosphere when reading the first part I mentioned above As the skeletons sing a song about different bones being connected, it would make a nice link to KS1 Science learning about the bones in the body A really enjoyable book as I would expect from Janet and Allan Ahlberg


  4. Kym Kym says:

    Neat book with lots of repetition, onomatopoeia, dialogue, and opportunities to discuss expression and tone Are the children scared when they hear the story Why Why not Are the illustrations scary Why Why not Would they want to meet the skeletons Why Why not Humorous intro for KS1 into the human skeleton and how our bones are connected Including the skeleton song


  5. Naomi Stafford Naomi Stafford says:

    I remember reading this as a child In a dark dark town. there was a dark dark street


  6. Zaid Zaid says:

    The story begins with lines that we are all familiar with On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street The series centre around the characters big skeleton, small skeleton and dog skeleton, and in the first of this series, Funnybones , we follow the characters as they decide to go out at night to frighten somebody They find themselves in the park where they play After throwing a stick for dog skeleton they find he has ended up as a pi The story begins with lines that we are all familiar with On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street The series centre around the characters big skeleton, small skeleton and dog skeleton, and in the first of this series, Funnybones , we follow the characters as they decide to go out at night to frighten somebody They find themselves in the park where they play After throwing a stick for dog skeleton they find he has ended up as a pile of bones after bumping into a tree After deciding to put dog back together, and singing a famous song about bones as they do, they get the bones mixed up After finally putting dog back together they remember the purpose of the night was to frighten somebody, but by this time everyone else was in bed Only one thing left to do frighten eachother all the way home.This picture book series has good grammatical content making it a great support for home school reading for KS1 children


  7. Tuyet Truong Tuyet Truong says:

    A colourful picture book that s also fun to read.This story tells of a night in the life of two skeletons and their dog skeleton Big skeleton and little skeleton wake up in the middle of the night with the intention of going into town to find someone to scare Along the way, the two skeletons have lots of fun playing and singing in the park, visiting the skeleton animals and frightening each other when they realise there is no one else to frighten , before heading back home for some rest.T A colourful picture book that s also fun to read.This story tells of a night in the life of two skeletons and their dog skeleton Big skeleton and little skeleton wake up in the middle of the night with the intention of going into town to find someone to scare Along the way, the two skeletons have lots of fun playing and singing in the park, visiting the skeleton animals and frightening each other when they realise there is no one else to frighten , before heading back home for some rest.The simple English and sentence structure makes it a perfect book for very young children who are just learning to read and write simple sentences


  8. Faith Spinks Faith Spinks says:

    Read with my nephew Nathaniel Brought back great memories Used to be a firm favourite in all my classrooms when I was a teacher.


  9. Zoe Hickey Zoe Hickey says:

    Read this to my year one class as it is on the recommended reads for year one list I remember reading this book as a child and really enjoying it so to be able to pass on the story was great It s included a small song which can help with parts of the body It also had lots of animal skeletons in which I got the children to guess which animal they were they enjoyed this Great book, would highly recommend.


  10. Jennifer B. Jennifer B. says:

    So cute I can definitely see how this has become a classic


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