Bun Bun Button

Bun Bun Button

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780399254727
  • 40 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
  • 3-5 years


Paige loves cuddling with Gramma and all of Gramma’s pets in the Old Blue Chair. And when Gramma makes her Bun Bun Button, an adorable homemade stuffed bunny with a button nose, this special time becomes even more cozy. Then a balloon carries the little bunny away. Bun Bun braves honking geese and a wide night sky, until luck – or love – magically brings her back home to the little girl who loves her.

This heartwarming story celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and is perfect for children who imagine their toys have secret adventures when no one’s watching.


"Brimming with nostalgia, heartfelt sentimentality, and eccentricity . . . portrait of a tight-knit intergenerational bond. . . . Polacco fills the pages with tumbling action, familial warmth, and love. . . . A cozy ode to the inherent magic in a visit with a grandparent." — Publishers Weekly

"Concepts that young children can immediately connect with. . . . A first-rate intergenerational story, sure to be read over and over again." — Library Media Connection

"Exuberant pencil and marker illustrations. . . . A comforting story about the strong bond between a grandmother and her granddaughter and the loss and recovery of a beloved toy." — School Library Journal

"Polacco’s exuberant and expressive pictures convey Paige’s excitement and delight. . . . Bun Bun’s return, somewhat the worse for wear, brings a softly sentimental end to a classic childhood experience." — Kirkus Reviews

"[Polacco;s] pencil-and-marker illustrations always give the events a core of plausibility, making this gentle journey a good one for sensitive readers—here comfort far outweighs any trauma." — Booklist