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The Amazing Bone

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The Amazing Bone

valutazioni:
4/5 (17 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
34 pagine
43 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jul 30, 2013
ISBN:
9781466808430
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. "You talk?" says Pearl. "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.

William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in The Amazing Bone.

The Amazing Bone is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1977 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 1977 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books.

Pubblicato:
Jul 30, 2013
ISBN:
9781466808430
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

William Steig (1907-2003) was an American author and illustrator of award-winning books for children. His work started appearing in the New Yorker in 1930, and he continued to draw cartoons and illustrations for them for the next seven decades. His books include Shrek!, on which the films of the same name are based, Abel's Island and The Real Thief, both published by Pushkin Children's. He twice received the Newbery Honor, was awarded the Caldecott Medal, and was the US nominee for both of the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children’s book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.

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  • (2/5)
    Summary:The Amazing Bone is about a little girl pig, named Pearl who comes across a talking bone. The bone belonged to a witch who had lost him when he fell out of the witches basket. Pearl decides to take the bone home but on their way home she runs across trouble first with some robbers who the Bone scares and then Fox. Fox wants to eat Pearl for dinner and is not afraid of Bone. He takes them to his foxhole and there Bone saves Pearl from Fox by casting a spell on him that shrinks Fox to mouse size. Pearl takes Bone home to her parents who cannot believe what they hear when the Bone begins to speak. The family decided to keep Bone and he becomes part of the family.Personal Reaction: I personally did not really like this book. I did not stay interested in the book.Extension Ideas:1.Have the class break into groups and have them explain what the Plot was. Having each group present.2.Have each child create to sequence cards explain what happened in this story.
  • (2/5)
    Although I likes the story, I did not like the robbery scene. My children did not like it either. I thought it was cruel and graphic.
  • (4/5)
    A lovely little book about a pig who finds and befriends a talking bone. On her way home, she is stopped by muggers who the bone scare away. Further in her journey, she is stopped by a fox who the bone fails at scaring away. The fox takes the pig and her bone to his house and locks her in a room while he prepares to cook her for dinner. Right before the fox cooks the little pig, the bone begins shouting random words. The more he speaks, the smaller the mouse gets until it is a small little mouse and scurries away. The pig and the bone head home to the pig's worried parents. The pig explains her story to her parents and shows them her talking bone. The bone becomes a part of the family and all is well in the end. I enjoyed this book however would suggest it for older children because of the larger vocabulary words. The only complaint I would have is the fact that the robbers pull out knives and put a gun to the pig's head. It seems a bit much for a children's book and something I wouldn't want being read to my children, especially at an early age.
  • (5/5)
    The Amazing Bone is a story about a talking bone that helps a little pig names Pearl out of predicaments that could harm her. She escapes three robbers and a hungry fox with the talking bones help. In this story there are bigger words for children to look up, understand and use in their vocabulary.
  • (4/5)
    Pearl is just a normal pig walking around a forest when suddenly she hears a voice that sounds as if it is right next to her. To her surprise it was coming from a bone that was lying next to her right there on the ground. This bone and her were instant friend and he comes to the rescue in a terrible situation.
  • (5/5)
    While Pearl dawdles after class she finds a talking bone, so taken with her new friend, Pearl is caught unawares by an aggressive fox and it will take all the bone's skill to get them free. Beautiful pen and paint from Steig staggered between the text. This is a simple story, with a shocking amount of realism for a picture book that is carefully designed in an acceptable form for child readers. Successful resolution. Recommended for any picture book collections for all readers.
  • (5/5)
    I love The Amazing Bone more than I can express! I've even read it to adult crowds and gotten a laugh. This book is a must-read!
  • (4/5)
    This book is a little iffy in terms of all of its content so it may be something that is slightly censored depending on the age group. It is the story of a happy little pig that finds a magic bone that is able to imitate any sound or language. The two become quick friends having lovely conversations. On their walk through the woods they come across a hungry fox that cannot be fooled by the talking bone and take the two back to his house and prepares to eat the Pearl the pig. Suddenly the bone realizes that he has another magic power... he is able to shrink the fox to the size of a mouse saving the life of Pearl. This book can be used to talk about the power of words and to never underestimate the abilities of others.
  • (3/5)
    This book is about a pig who finds a talking bone and it ends up being very special to her. The bone helps her get out of a bad situation when she is about to get eaten by a fox. Children could use their imagination by asking what would they do if the bone talked to them.
  • (5/5)
    I love Steig's tales, and my children have always enjoyed them as well. They get to use their imagination and there is a moral to the story, too. Delightful illustrations. Pearl has an amazing adventure one day on her way home, it all begins when she finds this unusual bone...
  • (3/5)
    I think I'm too old & jaded to appreciate this. I believe this is the first time I've read this particular Steig, and I just don't get it. I mean, so what? Where's the heart, the resonance, the reread value? Pearl is a nice girl who has an adventure... ok then.
  • (2/5)
    Although the story starts well, the plot becomes to violent and doesn’t seem to have a real ending. A girl pig wanders after school, finds a talking bone, gets into serious trouble, the bone saves her from a gruesome death, she brings the bone home, tell her parents then goes to bed with the bone. It makes no sense to me.