Yorick and Bones, by Jeremy Tankard and Hermione Tankard

Books / Debut Children's Books

By Jeremy Tankard and Hermione Tankard
paperback, $12.50, ISBN 9780062854315
Published by Harper Collins

A hilarious and sweet young graphic novel series about the unlikely friendship between an Elizabethan-era skeleton and the dog who digs him up, written and illustrated by a dynamic father-daughter team.

Yorick is a hapless skeleton from Shakespeare’s time who was just dug up after a few hundred years of sleep. Bones is the adorable stray dog who did the digging. Not realizing that he is a skeleton—or that he’s now in a different time period—Yorick promptly starts making his way around town, trying to meet a new friend. Much to his annoyance, Bones has quite literally  latched onto him, excited to have a tasty leg bone to chew.

But when Yorick’s attempts to make a new friend just scare all the villagers away, it is Bones who remains by his side, and Yorick finally realizes that the friend he sought was right in front of him all along.

Oh, and did we mention that Yorick speaks in (very accessible) iambic pentameter that would do the Bard himself proud?