Bun Bun Button
Publication Date: October 27, 2011
List Price: $17.99*
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This heartwarming story celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and is perfect for children who imagine their toys have secret adventures when no one's watching.
Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children's books, including "The Keeping Quilt", "The Blessing Cup", "Fiona's Lace", "The Trees of the Dancing Goats", "Babushka's Doll", and "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother". She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.
"Brimming with nostalgia, heartfelt sentimentality, and eccentricity . . . portrait of a tight-knit intergenerational bond. . . . Polacco fills the pages with tumbling action, familial warmth, and love. . . . A cozy ode to the inherent magic in a visit with a grandparent."
"Concepts that young children can immediately connect with. . . . A first-rate intergenerational story, sure to be read over and over again."
-Library Media Connection
"Exuberant pencil and marker illustrations. . . . A comforting story about the strong bond between a grandmother and her granddaughter and the loss and recovery of a beloved toy."
-School Library Journal
"Polacco's exuberant and expressive pictures convey Paige's excitement and delight. . . . Bun Bun's return, somewhat the worse for wear, brings a softly sentimental end to a classic childhood experience."
"[Polacco;s] pencil-and-marker illustrations always give the events a core of plausibility, making this gentle journey a good one for sensitive readers—here comfort far outweighs any trauma."