Author: Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publish Date: February 19. 2019
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Button and Bundle are best friends. So are their dolls.
But when Button has to move away, she's sad and lonely without Bundle.
Until one day, Button finds a single yellow balloon and an idea. With a little luck, maybe she can reunite Bundle with their dolls again!
Knowing that her faraway friend would be happy is the happiest idea of all."
My Two Cents:
"Button and Bundle" is a cute story about two best friends named Button and Bundle. They play with their dolls together. They go on adventures together. They are best friends forever. When Button moves away, both girls are broken-hearted but with a bit of music and a bit of magic they can move forward.
Moving is hard no matter how old you are. It is especially hard for little kids. This book is all about that. Leaving friends is fraught with so many emotions. Will you make new friends? Will you remember your old friends? Will they remember you? This book explores all of these thoughts in an easy to understand way for a younger audience. I loved the metaphor of music throughout the book: first in Button and Bundle's song and then their song weaving through Button's song with her new friend. It's really beautiful!
The illustrations are so charming. The colors are lovely and pastel and very calming! My girls loved the pictures of the friends and their dolls. This was a great story and it would be particularly good for little ones going through a move of their own or a move of their friends!