Silver Buttons by Bob Graham

silverBob Graham

Walker Books (2013)

ISBN: 978 4063 4224 6

Reviewed by Pearl Maya

What a wonderful book and I am still thinking about it!

Silver Buttons captures a very specific moment in time when Jonathon takes his first step. But what else is happening in that moment in the house, the neighborhood, the the world? It isn’t often a unique perspective is introduced to writing, particularly picture books, but I think that Graham has done just that.

Visually, the book is interesting with watercolor style illustrations dominating each page. While the images aren’t cluttered, there is enough detail to provide little search challenges for a younger child.

I am not sure about cognitive learning stages for all children, but I am confident that some junior readers will also be able to see the wider concept that Graham is presenting.

Silver Buttons is well worth picking up, and, at the very least, having a flick through to see if it would suit your children or students.

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