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The Amazing Bone
Title: The Amazing Bone
Author: William Steig
Illustrator: William Steig
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication year: 1976
Brief Summary: From Scholastic-“A lonely pig named Pearl dawdles long enough in a field of dandelions to meet a bone who speaks to her.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I found this teacher guide from Novel Units that could be used in conjunction with this book. And I think this book could be used in multiple grades because the text is lyrical and involves higher vocabulary words.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I will say there are some illustrations that I am not sure would go over as well with younger children. One page has two illustrations: one is of the robbers pointing guns at the cowering at Pearl the Pig and the other one is of one of the robbers pointing a gun at Pearl the Pig’s head. These illustrations are a little extreme for smaller children but maybe older children would be able to process these images.