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A big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton live in the dark cellar of a dark house on a dark hill. The skeletons venture out one dark night to find someone to scare, but… oh no! Everybody is in bed! Luckily, they can always amuse themselves by scaring each other… until they find some others who want to play too: the skeleton animals in the zoo! A deliciously spooky, wonderfully imaginative classic from the much-loved Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Product Details

Catalogue number

20 in Global Primary May 2024







Date published

September 30th, 1999

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.6; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details

  • 32 pages



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  1. Anonymous
    on 11 March 2020

    Great read

    My 6 year old son absolutely loved me reading this book to him and what's best is he can also read it himself. My 9 year old listened and also enjoyed the book so I would definitely buy these again

    5 out of 5

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  1. hammockgirl
    on 29 October 2017

    rubbish i hate it not for me EVER

    1 out of 5
  2. TheStoryTeller
    on 18 June 2017

    Simply an amazing book for early readers. The repetitive use of words creates a bond with the story. Not to forget the funny angle, I must say the author has very tactfully wiped away the fear of dark or ghosts and has rather created funny picks along with humorous illustrations. The characters were witty and silly at the same time. A thumps up for this writeup.. Looking forward to read more from this series.

    5 out of 5
  3. owllover21
    on 28 May 2017

    It’s very funny and I like the rhyme. But it’s more for 5 or 6 year olds:(

    4 out of 5
  4. emerald234
    on 18 May 2017

    Funny picture book It’s a great classic for me

  5. 21105
    on 18 January 2015

    I read this book when I was six an I loved it and I still do

    5 out of 5
  6. Roodieroo
    on 9 March 2014

    I loved funny bones

  7. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    extremely funny

    5 out of 5
  8. Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    This is the worlds funniest book lol

    5 out of 5
  9. alibaba4
    on 7 March 2014

    A funny book that makes your bones rattle !!

    5 out of 5
  10. harper01
    on 7 March 2014

    I like the funny bones books and its a funny read I like to see what they get up to

    4 out of 5
  11. Jake2010
    on 4 March 2014

    Made us laugh, especially when the bones fall apart good read.

    5 out of 5
  12. Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    Funnybones are so funny!

    5 out of 5