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Push Button Hardcover – April 27, 2010
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From School Library Journal
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Top Customer Reviews
What I loved about this book was the obvious sense of enjoyment the "push-button boy" gets from playing with the phone, his jack-in-the-box, getting to press the button in the elevator. When he injures his finger, he finds he has to turn to other, non-pushbutton activities. There's a subtle plug for reading, as he decides to open a book, and finds the images and words begin to flow off the page. Here, Aliki pays homage to Ashley Brian, George David Weiss and Bob Thiele's classic What a Wonderful World. But, the "push-button boy" also passes the time gardening, playing with simple toys, cooking, painting, and playing an instrument. When his finger is all better, "That busy boy,/It's go, go, go./That Push-Button,/Page-Turning boy I know." There's very little sense of judgement, that "pushing buttons" or using technology is somehow a worse use of time than playing outside or reading, just the idea that these days, there's a wide smorgasbord of fun activities for toddlers to enjoy. I would recommend this charming story for ages 2 to 5.
I like the message here. The boy goes from a button pushing boy to a get outside and play boy to finally a page turning boy. You gotta love that! Kids have way too many buttons to push these days and I would think this would be a message that parents would appreciate and kids will enjoy. A recommend for young preschoolers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We LOVE this book. We have borrowed it twice from the library already and my son will be receiving it for Christmas. He loves buttons and noises so this book is perfect!Published 8 months ago by Kelly Brinton Nelson
We love this book! Cute story, fun illustrations, great sound effects. We have a little push button boy :)Published 9 months ago by M&Msmom