Must. Push. Buttons! written by Jason Good and illustrated by Jarrett J. KKrosoczka (2015)
Are you sure you want to know what goes on in the mind of this toddler? Everything! What does this do? Where’s the dog? Do we have a dog? Open the fridge, close the fridge, open the fridge, close the fridge. I’m starving! No, not for that! I’m not tired. My shirt’s itchy! I wanna play with the phone. Must. Push. Buttons!
Jason Good goes into the mind of an energetic toddler, exploring everything from socks to bedtime. And this particular toddler has a LOT on his mind! Jarrett J. Krosoczka helps the reader focus on what exactly is important at each moment in his day. Look closely at the bath page, I’m sure you’ll recognize the Bubble Bath Pirates rubber ducky.
I’m wondering how quickly a toddler will fall in love with this highly spirited book? Not very long, I imagine. The pages can almost be read in any order. If you can get your two year old to sit still long enough to read it through once, you’ll likely have to reread it several more times (in any order you want) before the day is through. Enjoy!
Do you know a toddler who is fascinated with the buttons on the phone, computer, or remote control? It’s not too early to introduce them to any of the several good websites and apps designed specifically for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. Check out some of these…