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Buttons

Written and illustrated by Brock Cole
Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
$16.0
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Target Age
32
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What's Buttons About

Publisher Summary

Brock Cole’s first picture book in nearly ten years

Once there was an old man who ate so much his britches burst and his buttons popped one, two, three, into the fire. “Wife! Wife!” he cried. “We are undone! My britches have burst and my buttons are burnt, every one!

After putting her husband to bed, the wife enlists the aid of her three daughters in replacing their father’s buttons. The eldest promises to find a rich man who will give her buttons in exchange for her hand in marriage. The second daughter decides to join the army for the sake of the buttons on a soldier’s uniform. And the youngest is going to run through the meadows with her apron held out before her, hoping to catch a few buttons falling from the sky. Which of these young ladies will succeed in restoring the family fortunes? The answer is the essential and satisfying stuff of fairy tales. Brock Cole’s whimsical prose and pictures make this original story feel like a hundred-year-old classic.

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  • 2000 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0374310017
ISBN 13:
9780374310011
Publication Date:
March 24, 2000