Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Don't Push the Button

Don't Push the Button! Book review and Lesson Ideas Alohamora http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/
My 19 month old son got the most perfect book for Christmas.

Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter is a perfect book for boys, girls, toddlers, those with ADD/ADHD, young elementary students, and pretty much everyone.  

Adults will enjoy it, and the kids will enjoy it even more.  It's an interactive book with no batteries to replace, pop-ups to break, or other not ideal things that kids can cause problems with or make a ton of noise with.

Teachers and librarians can also find great use with this fun read aloud that reaches multiple learning styles.  Teachers can use it for a lesson about following instructions before those big tests or finding ways to solve problems.  Though, I personally think it'd be best for reading groups but I would read it for no bigger of a group than a class.  It's a great book, but has the most impact/influence when it is used in smaller settings.  

We got this book for Christmas, and my 2 1/2 year old can already "read" this book from memory b/c it reaches multiple learning styles.  When it is read you get the auditory.  The pictures are for the visual learners.  The interactive part of pushing a button, shaking the book, and tickling a tummy is for the Kinesthetic (tactile) learners.  When you reach multiple learning styles the book really sinks in. Hence why my 2 1/2 year old hardly misses a word now.  

I'd give Don't Push the Button!  5 out of 5 stars for this picture book.  It's a great book and even worth the purchase of it.  This book earned all 5 stars b/c it reaches multiple ages, multiple learning styles, and it can be used for fun as well as for lessons.  I also love the simplicity of the text and pictures; it's perfect for the fun story it is.  We done Cotter.  

Amazon had the following book description: 

"There's only one rule in Larry's book: don't push the button.
(Seriously, don't even think about it!)
Even if it does look kind of nice, you must never push the button. Who knows what would happen?
Okay, quick. No one is looking... push the button.
Uh, oh."

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