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Button & Popper

Oili Tanninen



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Thames & Hudson
01 August 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture books, activity books & early learning material
Button & Popper tells the story of a family of pixies (mother, father and twelve children) who live in an apple tree. They enjoy its warmth and shelter, and eating apple pie all spring and summer long. But when autumn comes, the leaves begin to drop and the apple tree becomes a cold and wet place to live. Twin brothers Button and Popper decided they will find their family a new home, but when they trek into the city and start enquiring about an apartment with room for twelve children and their parents, people just laugh or politely excuse themselves.

Luck strikes when, through a most fortunate mix-up at the market, the pixies find themselves in the home of a Professor Pilli. When he hears their story, he invites them to look after his house while he away at the South Pole. The brothers can't believe the Professor's kindness, and when the rest of their pixie family find out the good news, everyone is relieved and happy again.
By (artist):   Oili Tanninen
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 247mm,  Width: 187mm, 
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9780500652015
ISBN 10:   0500652015
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 August 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Oili Tanninen is a celebrated Finnish illustrator and author with over twenty children's books to her name. She has received several major awards, including the Hans Christian Andersen Certificate of Honor (three times over). She lives in Helsinki.

Reviews for Button & Popper

Illustrated in saturated shades of yellow, orange, and black with simple geometric shapes and line designs reminiscent of Marimekko textiles, this 1960s reissue from Finland possesses retro charm... Sweet and appealing... A visual delight.

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