SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering


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Age Range: 3 - 5


Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Her dog Femur has lost his bone. Her Venus flytraps have lost their spoons. The little ghoul-girl, hair in a bat-shaped bow, explores the house from bottom to top (with an unexplained diversion to the deep sea to investigate a sea monster’s lost anchor) and discovers that everyone has lost something. But in the attic? A mouse has used the purloined items to make an elaborate cheese machine. This flimsy excuse for a plot seems to exists only to support a series of elaborate, Tim Burton–esque tableaux. Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they’re unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Aug. 4th, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4169-7143-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2009


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