Samira and the Skeletons
One day at school, Samira learns all about skeletons. Everyone has one, even her best friend Frida and her mom. And Samira herself! Samira is pretty freaked out, and all she can see are skeletons everywhere. But eventually her mom helps her understand that skeletons are not so bad, and they’re completely necessary for running and jumping and dancing and doing other fun things.
Samira and the Skeletons is a picture book that perfectly describes a child’s possible reaction to learning a fact of life that most of us take for granted. Young readers will love the illustrations, and they’ll understand completely how an imaginative girl like Samira might start suddenly seeing those skeletons everywhere and on everyone. The pictures are colorful and somehow still cute, despite those bony faces everywhere. Parents, meanwhile, will enjoy seeing their child’s reaction and helping them to understand what Samira eventually comes to understand. This is a cute book that will most likely appeal to a wide variety of readers.
March 1, 2016
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers