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The Button Box Paperback – May 1, 1995
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Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
P.S. I also set out Taback's "Joseph Had A Little Overcoat" which has buttons on the back cover.
"A story about buttons isn't much of a story at all"? Actually, this book quite sweetly describes the experience of digging through a button box to pick out "treasures". There's nothing sloppy about the layout, and the illustrations lend themselves to counting, picking favorites, and so on.
Perhaps it is the misguided age range (5-8 years) that soured the librarian on the story. While some older readers might enjoy it, it is better suited to the preschool and kindergarten set - kids who like a good bit of discussion in the midst of their stories.
This simple little book isn't one of the all time greats, but it is enjoyable. Sure, it would be nice to see a modern take with crisp, clear photos or glorious illustrations by an ingenious children's book artist like Ruth Heller, Bill Thomson, or Sylvia Long - but this book does an admirable job of presenting a relatable, everyday experience in a way that rings true. It is a lovely book for sharing one-on-one with a child, or with a group with the promise of sorting buttons of their own afterwards.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book. Helps children learn to sort and recognize attributes.Published 8 days ago by Carms
Appreciated the price, and can't wait to use my own grandma's button box with my own grandchildren.Published 12 months ago by Mary A. Farmer
Read it to 1st grade boy scouts learning to sew on buttons. May have been a little young for them but I think they enjoyed it.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a button collector and my grandson and I play with them often. I found this book and we both love it. A sweet story.Published 19 months ago by ChapLynn