Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter (personalized edition courtesy of Put Me in the Story)
Review by Lauren
Source: copy sent for review, all opinions are my own
Official Summary: $29.99 personalized book
There’s only one rule in Larry’s book–don’t push the button. (Seriously, don’t even think about it!)
Even if it does look kinda nice, you must never press the button. Who knows what would happen?
Okay, quick. No one is looking... press the button.
Larry is a lovable monster, if a bit too curious for his own good. And now, you can join in on his fun adventure!
In the personalized version of this interactive story, your child will discover all the surprises around that big red button. Read, play, and laugh along while your little one investigates just how BIG one little push can be!
Review: I love Put Me in the Story's personalized books for children. I have loved to read since I was little, so I like to give books as gifts to all the little ones in my life! I often personalize a book for my niece or nephew when I'm offered a review book, but this time, I went with a high school friend's little boy since he turns one really soon! She's a big reader, so I know she will really appreciate the thought, plus the book is so cute and makes a nice book to read aloud! I want to note that if you wish to make a personalized book for Easter, you must order by March 14 so get on it!
As for Don't Push the Button, the name of the recipient goes right on the cover, as well as on the inside pages. It's a part of the title: Don't Push the Button, Freddie (the name of my friend's little one). Then of course the name is repeated throughout the book, which is another reason I love these titles for reading aloud. The little kid in your life is sure to enjoy hearing their name! Also, you get to choose one photo of the recipient and this is placed in the beginning of the book. The picture will sit inside the circle of the button, so that it's obviously their button. Really cute idea!
The actual story is cute, if you don't know it already. It's about a button and how you should not, definitely not, push it. Of course, the button is pushed and fun, crazy things happen to the little monster, Larry.
I like that this book can grow with your child. A real little one can have it read to them and enjoy hearing their name. As they get a bit older, they can actually "push" the button in the book. And then of course they can eventually read the book themselves! The illustrations are cute and colorful and overall, I found it a really charming story. It's just fun, and the fact that you can personalize the book is just a really great, extra bonus!