August 18, 2010

Bones: Skeletons & How They Work

Posted by at 9:24 am in Reads | Permalink

Bones Welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk: Bones: Skeletons & How They Work by Steve Jenkins.

Skeletons are creepy and scary, but what do you really know about them? Here is an interesting fact: there are 206 bones in a human adult skeleton. But babies have 300 bones where they are born. Why does the amount shrink when you get older? This book will tell you!

Did you know that the largest bone ever found was 10 feet long? What kind of creature would a bone like that belong to? And what about the smallest bone? What animal does that belong to? You'll find out when you read this book!

You will learn how a skeleton works and be able to compare bones belonging to different animals. Arm bones, leg bones, neck bones and skulls are discussed. You can compare your own bones to those of an elephant, rhinoceros and a fruit bat! You will even learn about dinosaur bones.

Can you guess which animal has the most rib bones? Here are three possibilities: a bird, a human or a snake. Which one is correct? Read Bones to find out.

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

Add a Comment

For your safety, comments will not appear until the moderator has approved them.
Comments may be edited for appropriateness and personal information.

  1. 11hco

    I hear alot about bones. I hear theat their is 206 bones in your body.I hear that it takes like 200 muscles to blink.I know that not about bones i was just interesting about it.

    Reply
  2. thisismyworld12

    my brother litterally just bought that book at his schools book fair two days ago!!!! he didnt even see it on line

    Reply
  3. toypoddle1

    i would really want to read this book because it sounds interesting and it tells you about the bones of your body which you should no about

    Reply
  4. Sparky

    Bones sounds like an awesome book! I love anything by Steve Jenkins. I can’t wait until my savy students dig this one up. I just got it for our library!

    Reply