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The Silver Button

Author:   Bob Graham ,  Bob Graham
Publisher:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
ISBN:  

9781536201444


Pages:   32
Publication Date:   28 February 2018
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 6 years
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The Silver Button


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This is an elegant piece of living theater. . . . A book to bathe in, reminding readers that something magical is happening every instant. - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) At 9:59 on a Thursday morning, Jodie draws a duck. As she's about to add a silver button to the duck's boot, her little brother, Jonathan, takes his first step. At the exact same moment, a man buys fresh bread at the bakery, a baby is born, a soldier says good-bye to his mom. . . . From an ordinary scene in an apartment strewn with a child's artwork to a bird's-eye view of a city morning pulsing with life, Bob Graham celebrates a whole world-vision in a single moment.

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Author:   Bob Graham ,  Bob Graham
Publisher:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
Imprint:   Candlewick Press,U.S.
Dimensions:   Width: 24.80cm , Height: 0.40cm , Length: 28.70cm
Weight:   0.181kg
ISBN:  

9781536201444


ISBN 10:   1536201448
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   28 February 2018
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 6 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This is an elegant piece of living theater, something into which readers can nestle and observe. ... A book to bathe in, reminding readers that something magical is happening every instant.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In his inimitable, deceptively simple style, Graham celebrates what can happen in a single moment and reminds readers to pause and observe. ... While the story is minimal, there is a lot to see and absorb. The detailed pictures bear repeated inspection, the characters are appealing, and the story is very child-oriented. This unusual offering will enhance collections and work equally well in classrooms or one-on-one.--School Library Journal (starred review) In this quiet, thought-provoking picture book, Graham marvels at the myriad things that transpire in a moment's time. ... Graham deftly depicts an array of perspectives in his signature ink-and-watercolor artwork...The understated sentences gently encapsulate moments that are mundane, melancholy, and joyful, encouraging readers to ponder all that might be happening in the world at any given instant.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) [F]amiliar, homespun artwork and simple observations... [A] slightly older crowd will have the sense, even if they can't put it into words, of both how big yet particular the world is, and what a wondrous thing it is that everyone is a part of an infinite whole.--Booklist Graham, always a gentle observer of the quotidian, regales audiences with a steadily zooming-out cross-section of city life to illustrate the millions of events packed into a minute. Graham's prose is both simple and quietly lyrical, with a focused present tense that enhances the book's encapsulation of a moment, while his signature line and watercolor illustrations with their gentle hues and rounded features enhance the tenderness of this tale.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books It's rare for such an admirably simple children's book to suggest so much that's profound. The Silver Button is indeed something very special, a book that speaks to the old and the young at their own levels, but says the same thing to both.--The New York Times Online This sensitive picture book celebrates the synchronicity of one precious tick of the clock.--The Wall Street Journal Graham perfectly synchronizes the four-vignette sequence that echoes the opening... All of the meticulous details of this family's warm household fall away to focus on this one life-changing minute. Graham simultaneously illustrates how each life is the sum of these fleeting moments, and how important it is to pay attention so as not to miss them. Bravo!--Shelf Awareness Pro


This is an elegant piece of living theater, something into which readers can nestle and observe. ... A book to bathe in, reminding readers that something magical is happening every instant.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In his inimitable, deceptively simple style, Graham celebrates what can happen in a single moment and reminds readers to pause and observe. ... While the story is minimal, there is a lot to see and absorb. The detailed pictures bear repeated inspection, the characters are appealing, and the story is very child-oriented. This unusual offering will enhance collections and work equally well in classrooms or one-on-one.--School Library Journal (starred review) In this quiet, thought-provoking picture book, Graham marvels at the myriad things that transpire in a moment's time. ... Graham deftly depicts an array of perspectives in his signature ink-and-watercolor artwork...The understated sentences gently encapsulate moments that are mundane, melancholy, and joyful, encouraging readers to ponder all that might be happening in the world at any given instant.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) This sensitive picture book celebrates the synchronicity of one precious tick of the clock.--The Wall Street Journal


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