Whose Bones Are Those? (Hardcover)

Whose Bones Are Those? By Chihiro Takeuchi, Chihiro Takeuchi (Illustrator) Cover Image

Whose Bones Are Those? (Hardcover)


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Inventive and stylish, informative and whimsical, this conceptual picture book from a noted cut-paper artist invites young readers to “guess the animal” by perusing its bones.

Whose bones? A scattering of tiny bones, spread across a vivid background, seem to offer no clues. But turn the page and the bones have elegantly come together, revealing the form of a snake or a lion, a crocodile or an elephant, a flamingo or even a whale. Every vibrant spread of this fascinating book features the skeleton—and also a stylized representation—of a different animal. Even the youngest of readers are invited to scrutinize the visual clues to figure out whose bones are portrayed in this fascinating introduction to vertebrates.
Chihiro Takeuchi is a renowned cut-paper artist and the creator of several books, including Paper Peek: Colors, Paper Peek: Animals, and Paper Peek: Alphabet. She lives in Osaka, Japan.
Product Details ISBN: 9781536221459
ISBN-10: 1536221457
Publisher: Candlewick Studio
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English
Takeuchi’s colors are bold and bright. . . Children will enjoy using this charming book both as a way to learn about animals and to play the matching and guessing game. A whimsical reminder that all animals—including humans—are just a heap of bones!
—Kirkus Reviews

An unusual and delightful sort of matching game for young readers. . . It’s a visually striking book, in which the page-turns are everything, and an entertaining guessing game for very young children, especially those first learning about the skeletal system and that, underneath all the trappings, many creatures are a heap of bones.
—Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Colorful, bold type; brightly saturated backgrounds; and simple, clean design set the tone for a concept book that doubles as a surprisingly joyous celebration of bones. . . . A strong choice for curious young scientists.
—The Horn Book

This stunning execution of a simple idea by cut-paper artist Chihiro Takeuchi makes the subject — bones — feel wondrous rather than gory. . . . The cheerful illustrations invite young readers to consider what’s under the skin of all sorts of vertebrates, and ends with a collection of fun facts for the curious.
—The Virginian Pilot

A sweet and informative picture book for young animal lovers to learn more about the different body structures of different species.
—School Library Journal