Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice SchertleButton Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle

Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes

byAlice SchertleIllustratorPetra Mathers

Paperback | June 18, 2013

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I'm a hand-me-down sweatshirt with zipper&nbspand hood. I'm everyone's&nbspfavorite and still looking good. Clothes take on a personality all their own in this "fashionable"&nbsppoetry collection. A colorful array of outfits&nbspare brought to vivid life by Alice Schertle's wry poetry and Petra Mathers's exuberant cast of animal&nbspcharacters.&nbspFrom 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. Giggles galore!
Alice Schertle  is an award-winning poet whose books include  Little Blue Truck  and  Very Hairy Bear.  She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Petra Mathers has illustrated books by Jack Prelutsky and Rosemary Wells, as well as her own Lottie books. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.
Title:Button Up!: Wrinkled RhymesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.16 inPublished:June 18, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544022696

ISBN - 13:9780544022690


Editorial Reviews

. . . these creatures have personality, exuberance and high style that perfectly match the verses. Loads of fun." - Kirkus, starred review"From delicately comical to downright funny, the art perfectly reflects the contagiously rhythmic, playful verse. Made for sharing, and worth learning by heart, too." - Horn Book, starred review". . . these poems will give readers a new perspective on getting dressed . . . Playful spreads and spot art suit the small, snappy verses beautifully. This whimsical little volume will make a delightful addition to poetry collections." - School Library Journal, starred review"The whimsical illustrations pair perfectly with the wittiness of the text, and the whole is a clever and original poetic treat." - Booklist, starred review'. . . enjoyable sound effects . . . Tone varies from sturdy support of aÇÿBob's Bicycle Helmet' . . . to the playfulness of aÇÿWanda's Swimsuit . . . the extraordinary precision of Mather's [sic] delicate brush strokes result in collagelike textures and crisp solidity . . . sure to tickle youngsters.' - The Bulletin "Here's a match made in children's-book Heaven: esteemed poet Schertle (All You Need for a Snowman) and Mathers, the artist behind the Lottie's World (the charming chicken) books . . . Full of surprises, perhaps a sniffle, and plenty of cheer ("Everybody clap your hands,/ everybody shout,/ Bill's got his jacket on,/ LET'S GO OUT!"), this one will be in constant demand." - PW Shelf Awareness "