Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (1980)
‘In a dark, dark street, in a dark, dark house, down a dark, dark staircase, in a dark, dark cellar, some skeletons lived.’ And so begins Funnybones with one of the most famous opening lines in literature. The big skeleton, the little skeleton, and the dog skeleton want to find someone to scare, but everyone’s in bed… except for the skeleton animals in the zoo! If you want to find out what the leg bone’s connected to, what a skeleton parrot says, and how to put a dog skeleton back together, pick up this ghoulishly funny tale.
Recommended reading age: 3-5 years old