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Sing along with a colorful skeleton band in this exuberant rendition of a traditional most-loved African-American spiritual, passed down by word of mouth for generations. Today, it's usually sung by children as a way to learn anatomy, rhyme, and language. With its vibrant paper collage illustrations and rollicking read-aloud verse, this perfect introduction to the human body makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries, and is a fun treat for Halloween!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811808279
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/1996
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 529,913
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bob Barner loves music (he owns seventeen guitars and four ukuleles) and had never broken a bone until he wrote this book. He's presented Dem Bones in Guam, India, Mexico, and South Korea, and has received bone art from many other places around the world. He lives in San Francisco.

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Dem Bones 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Mother sang this song to my 2 brothers, 7 sisters and me when we were younger in the 50's and 60's. It originates in the Book of Ezekiel Ch.37, when God breathed life into the 'dry bones' of the whole house of(Israel)saying, 'Hear the word of the Lord!' Now I have the pleasure to read it to my First Graders! We dance and sing along with the bones. Amen...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book to a group of preschoolers with autism. It is for our Halloween theme this month. They absolutely enjoyed it. As I read I have them touch the different 'bones' on their body. I sing the song at the end,and they clap and join in as best as they can!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just like the song! It's a neat book that talks in simple terms about what bones we have and how they work. The fact that it has the old african american folk song is an ADDED BONUS - fun to read and sing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiled and layed down grooming her pelt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago