Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Bone series by Jeff Smith

To learn more about David's favorite author, visit the website Boneville. David read the seventh graphic novel in the Bone series in French. We have found books 2, 5, and 9 in English at the library. We have the rest on order in any language available.

What David likes best about the Bone series is that they are funny. His favorite character is Fone Bone ... or maybe Bartleby, the rat creature cub. The Bone cousins are referred to by the full grown rat creatures as "succulent little Bone mammals." David has drawn you a picture of Fone Bone below.

What David likes about Fone Bone is that he is pretty amazing. He is the most courageous of the Bone cousins. He is also the cleverest too. What David likes about Bartleby is that he is fun. He can act as a good attack, a support for escaping, and he is really fast.

Here is Bartleby on the run. If you look closely, you will see he has red eyes.

The most challenging thing about the Bone series, says David, is that the books are really hard to find. If you go in the Okanagan Public Library catalogue, you can pretty much only find four available.

David says, "Please tell me what your favorite books are, cousins, so I can try reading them."



  1. Hello,

    Is there a grandmother in this series. If so, what is her name. I hope is it Grandmotherleby.

    Like Bartleby, I can also act as a good attack (consider what the strength of my cane will be when I get one), can be a support for escaping demanding parents, and I can be really, really fast, considering my age.

  2. Tell David we love these books too. We have read them all. We are lucky at our house because Leo has a problem with books. His problem is that he can't stop himself from reading them.

    And Arta, yes there is a grandmother in the books. She is amazing. You'll have to read the series to find out about her for yourself.

    David, have you read the pre-quel to the Bone series? I can't remember what it is called, but you should get your mom to buy it for you. :-)

  3. Oops, I typed the wrong word about Leo's problem. Yes, he liked to read them, but his problem is that he can't stop himself from BUYING them. We own all the books in the Bone series in English. We should read them in French now.