Bone Adventures

Jeff Smith. Graphix, $22.99 (96p) ISBN 978-1-338-62067-2
Adding to the Bone universe, Smith offers two short comics stories bursting with personality. The first, “Finders Keepers,” features the three Bone boys daydreaming on a curb. Responsible Fone Bone dreams of an apple, sly Phoney Bone fantasizes of riches, and lanky Smiley Bone craves an ice cream cone. When Smiley spots a shiny gold coin on the ground, Phoney nabs it first, causing a humorous, lesson-laden struggle that leaves all three without. In the second story, “Smiley’s Dream Book,” a dopey Smiley flies joyfully through the air counting colorful avian friends, some in hats and scarves, until a menacing bird of prey threatens. Warning off the unwelcome intruder, Smiley firmly stands up for his new friends. Smith’s art style features bold, curving lines; vivid colors; and emotive characters, which, paired with the large panels and minimal use of text, makes this an ideal pick for burgeoning readers and those just discovering graphic novels. Ages 3–5. (May)
Reviewed on : 05/20/2020
Release date: 05/05/2020
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 96 pages - 978-1-338-62068-9
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