Whose Button is it? Is a short story about toys for young children.
Someone’s lost a button, will Tinny Tim find it’s owner? This provides a beautifully illustrated mystery to solve for young children. The large text size and repetition makes it a very nice book for early readers.
Illustrated by James Woolley Written by Paul Kennedy Designed by Louise Gale
Text From Whose Button is it? – story about toys for young children
Whose button is this?
Tinny Tim was sitting on the road when a button bounced his way.
“I wonder where this comes from,” he said. He w
It was busy on the side of the road.
He nearly got squashed.
He made a lucky escape.
“It’s scary out here,” he said.
“Hey there, is this yours?”
The green man said nothing. He just turned red.
“What a rude person.”
Tinny Tim carried on looking.
“Whose button is this?”
…at least he’s friendly.”
“I’ve got to get to the other side. I’m sure that’s where this comes from.”
“That was close.”
He waited for the
cars to pass before he carried on.
Maybe this was who he was looking for.
“Hello, who are you?”
“I’m Ruby Rags.”
“I think this is yours,” he said.
“Thank you, little robot. Can we be friends?”
<End of Book>
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