"[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
Bonaparte Falls Apart
Crown Books for Young Readers / 2017
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.
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, Black Widow, and Mummicula all have some boneheaded 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?