Friday, December 27, 2019

"The Button Book" - a bookwrap


The Button Book


Illustrated by BETHAN WOOLLVIN

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
Publisher: Tundra Books
* Pub. Date:  January 2020
* Language:  English


“British writer 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. . . . [The book] should have readers and caregivers singing, clapping, and bouncing along.” –Kirkus Reviews

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. - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Unwrapping Some Fun Illustrations for You

 The Book

Everyone loves to push a button, be it on an elevator, a door, or  even the buttons on a computer or tablet, just to cite a few.  There is something exciting about it that delights both the young and old.   Little ones will love this fun interactive book.  It's a perfect way to learn colours and shapes making the book not only entertaining but educational as well.  

A variety of sweet animals team up to answer questions about the different coloured buttons they find and what could possibly happen if they decide to press them.  They first discover that a red button when pressed... beeps, the orange button encourages everyone to clap, the blue button wants everyone to sing and the green button is a raspberry button... how rude!  On and on they go trying their luck and delighting in the results that each new colour and shape button brings.  

The book stimulates imaginations and allows the response of the reader to drive the playful narrative.  I really like that the last white button buttons up the whole story and tucks everyone away for the night.  Yep, it's a sleep button.  

The illustrations are very kid-friendly and they invite the reader into the adventure along with the animals.  "The Button Book" would be a wonderful read-aloud for a storytime session or to share at bedtime .  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author


  SALLY NICHOLLS grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. She lives in Oxford.

About the Illustrator


  BETHAN WOOLLVIN won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2014 for her retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," Little Red, which was later named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2016. In 2017, Bethan was awarded the New Talent (Children's Books) Prize at the World Illustration Awards. She was also shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize and the Little Rebels Children's Book Award. Bethan graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a First Class Degree in Illustration in 2015 and now lives in Brighton, England.

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