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From a singing button to a tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do...
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There’s huge fun to be had in this gloriously interactive book which is a spur to imaginative play as well as a great introduction to familiar colours and shapes. A singing button, a tickle button and many more. All young readers will be delighted by the invitation to press each one. Once they have done so many possibilities open up as they head off into whatever invention they choose to imagine. Sally Nicholls uses her word carefully and with pleasing simplicity and Beth Woollvin’s illustrations add special details of their own.
Here's a button. I wonder what happens when you press it?
A remarkable adventure powered purely by imagination, where the sounds, songs and play are completely up to you and whoever you're sharing this wonderful book with. This picture book will take you on a magical journey of colour, imagination, and play with a wind-down bedtime ending (unless you're asked to read it again).
The last one is a sleep button. Good night, children.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
Bouncy and mischievous, Sally Nicholls's The Button Book is illustrated with giddy, infectious energy by Bethan Woollvin - Guardian, Children's Books of the Year
Wonderfully illustrated... The last one is a sleep button. Good night, children. More confirmation that children's book creators are unsung geniuses. - New York Times
This beautifully simple concept takes readers on a magical interactive journey, powered only by imagination and play. Fresh and charming, with lots of scope for children-and adults-to join in. - The Bookseller
Nicholls' simple, silly narrative and Woollvin's colorfully childlike illustrations result in a fun picture book that incorporates shapes and colors and that can be used at home and in libraries and classrooms. - Kirkus
Each button is made distinct by a specific setting and palette, with Woollvin-an exceptional colorist-utilizing one hue at a time to highlight her black-and-gray illustrations, which makes for dynamic visuals as the pages go by. - Booklist
|Publication date:||7th January 2021|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Bedtime Reading, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite. I've always loved reading, and I spent most of my childhood trying to make real life as much like a book as possible. My friends and I had a secret club like the Secret Seven, and when I was ...More About Sally Nicholls
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