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Gus and Button

Written & Illustrated by Saxton Freymann

Gus thinks life is boring
In his tiny mushroom town, 
Where he lives with his dog Button
On a street of dusty brown. 
But just when he at last decides
The place can't get much duller, 
Something bright and strange blows in - 
And Gus discovers color!

Join Gus and Button as they explore a new land of menacing artichokes, friendly peppers, grumpy pumpkins, and a cornucopia of other surprises... and Gus learns that the difference between a boring world and an exciting one - like the difference between a face and a funny vegetable - is in how you look at it.

Reviews and Awards

"The title only hints at the goofy - dare we say genius - contents of this book, in which fruits and vegetables undergo makeovers that even RuPaul would envy." - Entertainment Weekly

"One Lonely Seas Horse offers proof that there are apparently no limits to the imagination of Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann..." - The New York Times

"Taking a brilliant advantage of each pumpkin's distinct shape and wrinkles, the authors carve only eyes and mouths, but evoke an astonishing range of expressions and personalities - capped by a populous pumpkin gallery on the endpapers that, alone, is worth the price of admission." - Kirkus Reviews

Purchase Options
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Fall 2001
Picture Book
ISBN: 0-439-11015-7
Price: $15.95/$22.99
Trim Size: 9 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Page Count: 40 SE
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Play With Your Food, LLC
Rights Available? yes

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