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10 Button Book

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by William Accorsi
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761114987
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
517,263
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 8.06(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

William Accorsi is the author of 10 Button Book and 10 Color Book. He is a folk artist who creates sculptures of animals and people out of wire, beads, and buttons. His work hangs in major galleries and collections throughout the USA, and he is the only artist to have been awarded two solo exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. Mr. Accorsi lives in Beacon, New York.

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10 Button Book 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
pixieval More than 1 year ago
My daughter is only 11 month(this book is recommended for 18months) and I bought this on a whim. We supervise her whenver she plays with it. Right now, she is very sick and up pretty much all night, we are all exhausted. She can't stop crying, UNTIL we pull out 10 button book! Then she gets a smile on her face, and she turns the pages, plays with the buttons, and we're hoping it will soon tire her out. The past few days, this is the only "toy" she wants. She is a little young to understand to put the buttons in the holes, but we put them in there, and she looks at us,and then pulls them out. This is the best money I have spent on any of her toys since she's been born. when I watch her turn the pages in this book, it lets me see the brain she will be, and the enthusiastic child she is. I would not trade this book for the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 1year old son, while vacationing. He was mesmerized by the book full of buttons. The pages are full of color and innovative drawings. It promotes the use of fine motor skills and the beginning stages of learning to count. I highly recommend this book to parents...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute idea. Really didn't like the actual story or pictures. The novelty of the buttons save it though.
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Angelbw More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 14 months old and she loves this book. We read it. However, she likes to drag it by its buttons like a security blanket. She likes to shake it and listen to the buttons clang together. She also likes to open it and put the buttons in their place, a newfound ability. She's learning to recognize numbers and count. She loves the buttons connected by the ribbons. It's so colorful and engaging. The buttons are securely attached so there are no safety issues. Only down side would be that the ribbons sometimes get tangled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 yr old grandaughter just loves this book. It was her favorite of all her birthday gifts. She uses it over and over.
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mollys_mommy More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my then 15 month old daughter. She LOVES putting the buttons in the holes. It has also been great for working with fine motor skills, colors, identifying objects and numbers. She has sat for a good twenty minutes playing with the book and reading with me. We took it on a long car trip, and it was a wonderful thing for her to keep busy with on her lap. I would highly recommend The 10 Button Book for young children.
CPSNJ More than 1 year ago
WE bought 2 copies of this book for our 18-month old twins, who are just getting interested in counting, and were quite disappointed when we opened the books. The idea of buttons a child can put into spaces is great, but: 1)the ribbons holding the buttons braid instantly, so we spend much more time untangling than we do putting buttons in; 2) once we get the buttons untangled, they don't fit properly into the spaces and so the first one or two fall out before we can "finish" a page; 3) if we do manage to get them in, the ribbons tangle again. However, in fairness, despite all this, the boys do like the books tho they don't LOVE them); I wish I'd just returned them when I saw how poorly they fulfilled what the outside of the book promised :-(
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book, he places the buttons in the holes and waits for me to say 'One' 'Two' or whatever number we're on. BUT the buttons become tangled if you look at them funny. The book makes some snide suggestion to braid the ribbons or 'make a game out of untangling' the buttons. My son gets frustrated and annoyed as I struggle to untangle things to he can play with it.