The Amazing Bone Author:William Steig It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. — "You talk?" says Pearl. — "In any language," says the bone. "And I can imitate any sound there is." (Its former owner was a witch.) — Pearl and the bone immediately take a like ... more »to each other, and before you know it she is on the way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!
But before that happy moment comes, the resourceful bone must deal with a band of highway robbers in Halloween masks,and, worse, a fox who decides that Pearl will be his main course at dinner that night. And deal it does, with gambits droll and thrilling.
William Steig, incomparable master of the contemporary picture book, has never been better than in THE AMAZING BONE.« less