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Children's Fiction Imagination & Play

Mr. Buttonman and the Great Escape

and the Great Escape

by (author) Joelle Gebhardt

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Imagination & Play, General, Clothing & Dress
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
    List Price

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Gorgeous embroidered illustrations are the highlight of this craft-themed wordless picture book.

A simple walk in the park becomes a grand adventure for Mr. Buttonman in this wordless picture book featuring the embroidered illustrations of Joelle Gebhardt. Gebhardt uses bright fabrics and buttons to tell the lighthearted story of a day in the life of Mr. Buttonman, who is picked up during his morning walk by a woman who wants to add him to her button collection, in a jar on her craft table. Will he be able to escape?

About the author

Joelle Gebhardt is a Canadian illustrator living in Berlin, Germany. She grew up in British Columbia and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in illustration at Emily Carr University. Her illustrations are colorful and playful, combining various fabrics, embroidery, drawing and buttons. Mr. Buttonman and the Great Escape is her first children's book.

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