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Bonaparte Falls Apart (Paperback)

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By Margery Cuyler, Will Terry (Illustrator)


Readers who love stories about friendship, school, and little monsters will love this clever and humorous picture book about a skeleton who is falling to pieces and needs help pulling himself together. Perfect for Halloween!
Bonaparte is having a tough time. It’s hard for this young skeleton to just hang loose when he can’t keep hold of himself.
When he plays catch, his throwing arm literally takes a flyer. Eating lunch can be a real jaw-dropping occasion. How can he start school when he has so many screws loose?

Luckily, Bonaparte hit the bone-anza when it came to his friends. Franky Stein, Blacky Widow, and Mummicula all have some bonehead ideas to help pull him together. But will it be enough to boost his confidence and get him ready for the first day of school?

About the Author

Margery Cuyler has written more than forty books for children, including Skeleton for Dinner, also illustrated by Will Terry. She lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with her husband. They have two grown children. Follow Margery on Facebook or visit her at

Will Terry has illustrated more than thirty books for children, including Skeleton for Dinner by Margery Cuyler. He lives in Utah with his family. Visit Will at

Praise For…

"[A]n entertaining spin on back-to-school jitters." —Kirkus Reviews

"[A]n amusing reminder that small accommodations and the support of friends can help any kid succeed." —Publishers Weekly

"[A] welcome addition to a fun Halloween storytime." —School Library Journal

"[A] great choice for little kids who want the fun but not the spookiness of [Halloween]." –The Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9781101937723
ISBN-10: 1101937726
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 40