BEDTIME FOR BUTTON by Amber Stewart

BEDTIME FOR BUTTON

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Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

As Button gets ready for sleep, he remembers the scary tree-bear he saw that day; to allay his fears, Daddy Bear tells Button about “a day when there were no scary things….The day you were born….” Marlow provides a sequence of comforting spreads that juxtapose Button and Daddy Bear at bedtime against Daddy’s warm memories of Button’s birth day—which was a day much like this one, Button realizes, and gradually Daddy’s and Button’s memories mingle till nothing but sweet dreams are left. This woodland interlude invites inevitable comparison with such well-known powerhouses as Guess How Much I Love You? and Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? Stacked against them, this hasn’t much new to offer in tone, and it’s downright pallid as an anxiety-buster when compared to Bedtime for Frances. Skip it. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-545-12991-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2009




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