Bone!: Feed the Hungry Pets (Feed Me) (Board book)
In Bone!, children are presented with a series of bright and engaging pet characters, each with their mouth wide open (a v-fold pop-up), eagerly awaiting a tasty treat. The child can choose which food item (a ‘dangly’ hanging from the spine of the book) they will feed to each animal. Hungry dog might want to chomp on a bone but wouldn’t it be funny to give her cat’s tasty fish treat instead? What would dog say about that?
This delightful series of preschool books encourages young children to engage with the book and converse with the parent or carer, form connections between the animal characters and what they like to eat, and to practice hand-eye coordination through play. They can choose to either pick the correct food to give each animal, or can engage in ‘silly play’ by offering knowingly inappropriate foods to each character.
About the Author
Carly Madden is a children’s editor and author who lives in Essex with her husband and two children. She loves making books that spark curiosity and imagination.
Laurie Stansfield studied illustration at the University of the West of England, UK. She creates her art digitally using a loose line, lots of texture, and a limited but punchy color palette. The result is a style which is naive and fresh, confident and playful. Perfect for young readers! Laurie lives with her husband in Bristol, UK, and works out of an inspiring studio space which she shares with a handful of up-beat creatives.