Parents' Guide to

Out from Boneville: Bone, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Now-classic comics saga gets off to a rousing start.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

The butt review

This book has rude humor,smoking,and violence. At one point in the book (it doesn't show it) is says bone is looking at the girl thorn naked when she's taking a bath in the river.
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age 16+

Not for grade schoolers

My son is almost 8 and this series does not seem age-appropriate for him. There is smoking, drinking alcohol, gambling & a scene where one of the bone characters watches (spies on) a young woman taking off her pants and getting into the lake. It’s modest but i feel sends the wrong message and is a lot to unpack for this age group.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Very few comic series announce themselves as classics from their very first issue, but this is surely one of them. In Out from Boneville, creator Jeff Smith has a masterly drawing style that harks back to Walt Disney's animation glory days. Smith fills the plot with adventure, danger, word play, and complicated slapstick, hitting each mark with grace. Each character has hidden depths, even the blustery Phoney Bone. Although aimed at middle school readers, the book will appeal to a variety of ages, and it's good that all nine volumes are available for rapid consumption.

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