Button Up! by Alice Schertle
Wrinkled Rhymes

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Did you actually think shoes, jackets, and hats didn't have personalitites? Think again! The outfits in this book are brought to vivid life by Alice Schertle's wry poetry and Petra Mathers's exuberant cast of young animal characters. From Joshua's cozy jammies to Emily's frilly undies, the duds on display in this perfectly stitched poetry collection are as unique as the critters who wear them.


About Alice Schertle

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ALICE SCHERTLE is an award-winning poet whose books include Little Blue Truck, Very Hairy Bear, All You Need for a Beach, and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.PETRA MATHERS is an acclaimed picture book illustrator whose books include In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden by Jack Prelutsky, The Miraculous Tale of the Two Maries by Rosemary Wells, Strange Mr. Satie by M. T. Anderson, and her own beloved Lottie books. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.
Published April 6, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Some live hard, like the hand-me-down sweatshirt that’s “been lost and recovered, been torn and been sewn.” The bicycle helmet has Bob covered, galoshes have a lovely time in the rain with Harvey and Emily’s undies like showing their laces and bows.

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Your child will learn with "Violet's Hiking Hat" ("I'm taking a hike with Violet./ Violet's showing me things./ 'Hat,' says Violet, 'there's a caboose./ These are butterfly wings' "), and sing in the rain "The Song of Harvey's Galoshes" ("When it's raining Harvey always puts us on,/ puts us on,/ ...

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