Synopses & Reviews
Little kids love to count. Little kids love counting books, too. And little kids also love manipulatives- tactile objects disguised as educational tools that are pleasing to the touch and a joy to play with. Now add them together, and the result is the all-but irresistible 10 Button Book.
Created by celebrated folk artist William Accorsi, 10 Button Book is the gutsiest, most interactive of counting books. Ingeniously designed, it combines a double-thick board book with ten colorful, government safety-tested plastic buttons attached by ten strong colorful ribbons, all bound into the spine. The object is simple. On spread one - One button Billy kids take one of the buttons and snap it into the die-cut holes, in this case filling out the "eyes" of a character's face. And so on, up to Ten buttons on his nose, where kids fill in the inverted pyramid of buttons over a juggler's head. The rhyming text is simple and energetic; the illustrations are dynamic collages made of cut felt. Little kids learning to count (and those who already know their one-to-tens) will be popping the buttons in and out, again and again. And undoubtedly there to help in the fun will be the kids who are their parents.
Do You Know Your One-to-Ten?
Snap in the Buttons and Count Again!
From one button Billy's belly to the ten buttons balanced on the juggler's nose, this really really big diecut board book comes chock-full of beribboned buttons, buttonholes, and silly rhymes.
Main selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club.
93,000 copies in print
About the Author
William Accori is the only artist to have been awarded two solo exhibitions at New York's American Craft Museum. He has had numerous other museum exhibitions in department and specialty stores, where he has shown his children's furniture, play sculpture, and toys. He is the author of 10 Button Book as well as six other children's book, including My Name Is Pocahontas, Friendship's First Thanksgiving, and Accorsi Puzzles. Mr. Accorsi lives in New York City.