Bony Legs

Written by Joanna Cole • Illustrated by Dirk Zimmer

Reviewed by Guillermo (age 11)

Bony Legs is about a little girl that lives with her aunt. One day the aunt tells the little girl to go in the woods and sees if there is a house to ask for sugar. She sees Bony Leg’s house and Bony Leg’s house stands on chicken feet, which is kind of weird. If you want to learn more read the book.

I think the book Bony Legs was a great book because it teaches you if you be good to someone, there will be good to you. In other words, what goes around comes around. I think this book was good because there is a bad guy and there is a good guy. In the end, the good guy always wins but sometimes I would like a book to be different. I would like the book to be different where the villain is winning but then in the end the hero still wins and then when you think the book has finished it keeps on going. I did not like the book because they had such a stupid villain and such a nice and good hero. I think they should at least make the hero a little bit bad because nobody’s perfect and plus, what witch’s name is Bony Legs – who cares if her legs are bony, who would call their own child bony legs? That’s just wrong.

I think this book should be recommended to bad kids because the book shows you that if you are nice then the person you are nice to will be nice to you. And, I recommend this to my brother, Pablo, because he is always being destructive. Pablo will not like the book but it is worth a try.

Guillermo is a member in New York Cares/Island School Reading Club's Spring Book Club (2009-2010)