Early Picturebook Review and Giveaway: Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

For a chance to win Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter please see the details at the end of this post.

Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter is an interactive picturebook schedule for release on November 1 2013. Larry is a monster, and he has only one rule; that no one press the button in the book. However, curiosity becomes too much for Larry and he urges the reader to press said button when no one is looking. Pressing the button has some unexpected consequences, which leads to more button pressing, book shacking, and all sorts of fun.

Don't Push the Button! has delightful illustrations and a fun premise. who does not want to press a button, particularly after being told not to? the very visible results lead to lots of interactive fun for the reader. i think a one on one reading session with an adults and young child or an older child reading to a younger would will bring the most enjoyment out of the story. It reminded me of the joy I always for in There's a Monster at the End of the Book, where the main character directly interacts with the reader in a fun way. Even though the button is just a picture rather than an actual, press-able button, I think children will have fun pressing the button and seeing the result on the following page.

I would recommend Don't Push the Button! to picturebook fans, particularly those that enjoy monsters and interactive tales. I think it could be a good discussion starter about consequences or for guessing just what might happen next. I think everyone can find some fun and enjoyment in this picturebook and plan on giving it as a gift this holiday season to at least one young child.

Artist and musician Bill Cotter had the perfect focus group while writing his first picture book: the students at the Church Street school of Music and Art in New York, a nonprofit organization where he teaches.  The kids were introduced to Larry in all his many guises and his many different experiences before he became the cuddly critter and hero of Don't Push the Button!

Bill Cotter studied Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).  Bill now lives in New York City and teaches art and music to children of all ages. When he isn't drawing pictures, Bill loves to play the piano, paint murals, and pop bubble wrap.Bill's work has been in various publications, including Rolling Stone.

If you would like to win your own copy of this awesome picture book simply comment on this post and share your favorite picturebook with me and your fellow readers. A winner will be chosen at random on October 31 and notified. Unfortunately, since the publisher will be shipping to the winner directly, the contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. 

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