The Skeleton Family

Book Author & Illustrator Ian Chapman & Cheryl Smith
Rights Available World excl. NZ

The Skeleton family are just like everyone else except for one thing — they have no skin! It doesn’t matter though because everyone likes them just as they are . . . Well, everyone except the people who have just moved in next door. They’ve never met people without skin before and they’re a bit scared.

Will the Skeleton family be able to win over their new neighbours? Will they be able to convince the people over the fence that beneath every skin-covered person lies a skeleton? How will they make the neighbours realise just how alike they all really are?

About the Author

Ian Chapman is the author of three books on musical themes including Glory Days.

About the Illustrator
Cheryl Smith
is an award-winning illustrator and designer who has worked on a range of different books.



David Bateman Ltd

32 pp

250 x 250mm



Picture Books

Age range 2-6 years

Publication Date

September 2020

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Paul Bateman,

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