Author: Nicholls, Sally
Introduces young children to colors through a collection of mysterious buttons.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 12/01/2019 Each spread in this interactive picture book offers a button for young readers—along with a handful of animal characters—to push, prompting one of various classic activities: singing, bouncing, hugging, blowing raspberries. Each button is made distinct by a specific setting and palette, with Woollvin (Little Red, 2016)—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 (and offers a color primer to the littlest ones). In a clever turn, after a round of colors has passed, the characters, desperate to escape the purple button (tickling!), return to the initial buttons, creating a nonlinear experience that encourages young readers to navigate openly by seeking out their favorite buttons and repeating favorite games. This gives an autonomy to the experience that could mean endless fun—but don’t worry, parents; the final button is the blessed, white “sleeping button,” and when the kiddo is ready, Nicholls makes sure that it all ends with a well-earned goodnight. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.