Button Story, A Share this with a friend

by Emil Sher
illustrated by Cindy Revell

Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Buttons, buttons, all around!

In this colorful board book, the search for a lost button takes a little girl on an adventure. When the button is nowhere to be found, she and her father set out for a store filled with every imaginable kind of button—fancy buttons, funny buttons, bowls brimming with button … soup! She soon finds a suitable replacement, only to arrive home to discover the lost button on the stairs. But that’s not a problem at all. The found button is quickly stitched on to join all the other fanciful ones on her sweater.

With very few words and brightly colored illustrations, this story will appeal to toddlers and pre-schoolers. The lilting text makes for a great read-aloud, while every page provides an opportunity to explore concepts, including numbers, colors, and simple prepositions.


“A sweet, unassuming tale for adult and child to share.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 10/06/14

“Useful for beginner readers . . . [and] good for story time.”
—Resource Links, 02/15

“A pleasant story to which young children will relate.”
—CM Reviews, 10/14

“Cheerful illustrations in oil bring the story to life, complementing and supplementing the very simple text.”
—Canadian Children’s Book News, 03/15

“You will be reading this story over and over again.”
—The Reading Room, 07/19/14

“This story is simple and sweet and a joy to read!”
—Once Upon My Shelf, 09/06/14


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