The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book / by Charise Mericle Harper.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Yellow Bird has found a button and wants to share it with Red Bird and Blue Bird. This is just an ordinary button. It does not do anything when you press it. But when Red Bird and Blue Bird give it try, they are delighted to find that the button does not do nothing, and that is something!"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781484726464
      1484726464
    • Accession Number:
      2016013603
    • Accession Number:
      ocn983313235
      983313235
    • Accession Number:
      fay.544021
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARPER, C. M. The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book. [s. l.]: Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2017. ISBN 9781484726464. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Harper CM. The Good for Nothing Button! : An Elephant & Piggie like Reading! Book. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021. Accessed December 5, 2019.
    • APA:
      Harper, C. M. (2017). The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harper, Charise Mericle. 2017. The Good for Nothing Button! : An Elephant & Piggie like Reading! Book. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021.
    • Harvard:
      Harper, C. M. (2017) The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021 (Accessed: 5 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harper, CM 2017, The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book, Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Harper, Charise Mericle. The Good for Nothing Button! : An Elephant & Piggie like Reading! Book. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harper, Charise Mericle. The Good for Nothing Button! : An Elephant & Piggie like Reading! Book. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harper CM. The good for nothing button! : an Elephant & Piggie like reading! book [Internet]. Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group; 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.544021

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1

*Starred Review* "Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!" serves as both the series title and a descriptor for this philosophically cogent, if hypercaffeinated, episode. In very simply drawn outdoor scenes featuring large single words or short phrases in dialogue balloons, a yellow bird shows a red and a blue bird a button that supposedly does nothing when pressed. The blue bird, who is permanently gobsmacked by everything, pushes it and leaps back with a "WOW!" According to the red bird: "A surprise is not nothing." Likewise, after the red bird takes a turn, blue observes that red looks sad, and "sad is NOT nothing." Insisting that the button isn't doing anything, the yellow bird becomes increasingly steamed—prompting comments that it has, first, made yellow bird mad and, ultimately, funny! All three finally just get silly with the button, and after they collapse in exhaustion, the red bird remarks, "Wow. That button can do everything!" Despite a claim on the rear cover that Willems "is proud to have contributed nothing to this story," his ever-popular Elephant and Piggie characters open the easy book with a teaser and close it with a pun ("I am im-press-ed!"). Readers well beyond the target audience will be, too. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

Yellow Bird, convinced that a particular button does nothing, lets Blue Bird and Red Bird try pushing it. Nothing seemingly happens...although Blue Bird is surprised and Red Bird disappointed. Of course, surprise and disappointment are not nothing--and this contradiction sends Yellow Bird into a flurry of comically caricatured emotions. The repetitive word bank, color-coded word balloons, and varied panels make for an accessible early reader. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2017 #4

The third installment of the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series (The Cookie Fiasco; We Are Growing!) is all about…nothing. Stubborn Yellow Bird is determined to convince happy-go-lucky Blue Bird and Red Bird that a particular red button does nothing. "SEE? NOTHING!" Yellow Bird exclaims after a fruitless press. Blue Bird and Red Bird each give it a try, and, as before, nothing seemingly happens…although, Blue Bird is surprised by how easy the button is to push and Red Bird, not surprised at all, becomes disappointed. Of course, surprise and disappointment are not nothing--and Blue Bird and Red Bird say so. This contradiction infuriates Yellow Bird, and the high-strung avian creature begins to unravel (almost Pigeon-style). In desperation, Yellow Bird bursts into a flurry of caricatured emotions (calm, happy, scared, etc.) to demonstrate exactly what the button cannot make someone do, and in the process provides comic entertainment for everyone. Drawn in Harper's typical cartoony style, the highly repetitive word bank, color-coded word balloons, and range of thoughtfully used panel shapes and sizes (from circle frames to double-page spreads) make for an accessible and engaging early reader. Reminiscent of Jon Agee's Nothing (rev. 9/07) and perfect for young fans of off-center logic. patrick gall Copyright 2017 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.