Zommer, Yuval. One hundred bones. Templar Books, 2016. Unp. $16.99. ISBN:978-0-7636-8183-8. Gr.2. P9 Q8
Everyone wants to be accepted and wants to belong, that goes for dogs as well. Scruff is a dog who wants to be accepted but no matter what he does, it’s always wrong. Finding a pile of hundreds of bones, he invites other dogs to help him dig them up. The dogs decide the bones need to go to someone who will know what they are and ride around the city on the bus until they find a professor. The bones are “amazing” and the professor collects them and puts a dinosaur together. Scruff is awarded a medal for the find and he also gains a place where he is accepted, the professor’s home. The illustrations are fun as the Scruff the dog earns a home and acceptance.
Verdict: A great book to use in a unit on friendship and acceptance.
November 2016 review by Carol Bernardi.