Button your buttons It's a snowy day!

Lori Haskins Houran

Book - 2020

Hooray for buttons and zippers! Cheers for buckles and snaps! Learning to dress yourself is so much fun -- and it means you're growing up, too! Little ones will love learning all the basics to bundling up for the cold with this sweet winter-themed story filled will playful animal friends and lots of puffy coats and snuggly hats! A perfect addition to your kiddos wintertime library collection.--Amazon.com.

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Barrington, Illinois : Cottage Door Press, LLC [2020]
Physical Description
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 17 x 21 cm
Main Author
Lori Haskins Houran (author)
Other Authors
Edward Miller (illustrator)
Review by Kirkus Book Review

This simple, fun primer teaches toddlers the mechanics of dressing themselves to brave the elements on a snowy winter day. In an animal kindergarten, a patient, encouraging teacher coaxes the children to bundle up before going outside for a recess romp in the snow. "Button your buttons, / zip your zippers. // Buckle your buckles, / and snap your snaps. // Put on your scarves. / Put on your mittens. // Put on your hats, please, / and pull down the flaps!" The animals that populate the classroom--raccoons, a rabbit, a beaver, a bear, and a porcupine--have large heads, big smiles, wide eyes, and delightfully confused expressions as they gamely execute their teacher's orders. The illustrations have a wonderfully anarchic quality, as the teacher rides herd over a roomful of pupils moving in several directions at once. The bear cub wraps its head in its scarf like a mummy. Flying pencils, crayons, hats, mittens, and a runaway globe add to the chaos. Outside, the kids build a snowman and have a rousing snowball fight, then return from recess to repeat the process in reverse. Buttons are unbuttoned, zippers unzipped, buckles unbuckled, and snaps unsnapped, and once all the gear is removed, it's time for well-deserved naps for the kids--and their teacher, too. Short and sweet, but the empowering message, singsong cadences, and colorful, expressive faces are irresistible. (Board book. 2-5) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.