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