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SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering

SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL

By Jimmy Pickering (Author) , Jimmy Pickering (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 6

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4169-1192-0
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. When she finds a mysterious bone, she sets out to return it to its owner. But who could it belong to? First, she checks with her ghoulish fish, but no luck. She asks her pet bat, and it’s not his either. An x-ray proves it isn’t hers, and it isn’t from the monster under the stairs. Perhaps it was spit out by the man-eating plants—but no. Skelly continues on her quest, asking some ghostly visitors, the spider who lives next door and her spooky dolls, but as the night passes, the bone is still unclaimed and unidentified. Then she stops for a snack and hears a noise outside her window. There in the topiary hedge is a winsome yet properly skeletal dog who is indeed the owner of the bone, and a new friend to boot. Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)