Nonna’s Corner: Button and Bundle by Gretchen McLellan

April 24th, 2019 Kimberly Review 21 Comments

24th Apr

It’s time once again for Nonna’s Corner. A chance for me to share books I’ve read to my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. Today we have a wonderful story about friendship. Grab a cuppa and enjoy…

Beautiful illustrated in soft pastels by Gillian Flint, Button and Bundle written by Gretchen Mclellan shares the wonders of friendship both old and new.

Nonna’s Corner: Button and Bundle by Gretchen McLellan
Button and Bundle
by Gretchen McLellan
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Source: Publisher
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A tender story about two best friends who must move away from each other. With a sprinkle of imagination and a lot of love, Button and Bundle will learn the true meaning of friendship.

Button and Bundle are best friends. So are their dolls.

But when Button has to move away, she's sad and lonely without Bundle.

Until one day, Button finds a single yellow balloon and an idea. With a little luck, maybe she can reunite Bundle with their dolls again!

Knowing that her faraway friend would be happy is the happiest idea of all.

This sweet and charming friendship story addresses how to cherish old friendships while making new ones. With fun, imaginative play, Button and Bundle create a world they'll share no matter how far apart they are.

Button and Bundle are friends; very best friends. They spend their days together along with their dolls, Petal and Rose. We spend time with them playing, skipping and dreaming. Until one day Button has to move away. We follow Button to her new home. She is very sad and tries to imagine what her friend is doing. It was touching and sweet as we see her go through the stages of loss a child might experience…until one day while looking for fairies she spots another young girl over the fence.

With beautiful illustrations Mclellan tugs at your heartstrings as she shares the wonders and magic of friendship. Button navigates first-friends and new friends. It was simplistic allowing the images and words to weave together to evoke feeling.

I enjoyed the message. Sophia, who is four felt empathy and joy for these characters. It opened the door for discussion and would make the perfect gift for a young one who is moving, starting a new school or to share in a classroom setting.

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
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21 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: Button and Bundle by Gretchen McLellan”

  1. Carla

    This book looks and sounds adorable. Great share Kimberly. I think my granddaughter would love this one.

  2. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I love Nonna’s Corner! I think this is adorable. I can just imagine how hard it is for kids to move away from each other. When my 10-year-old’s (then) friend moved she felt that loss for months and they did talk for a while then it just stopped and that was sad. What can you do?


  3. Shari

    Beautiful illustration and a wonderful story that lots of kids go through. I read a lot of kids books with my son, but he is growing past picture books which is breaking my heart. I am thinking of writing a children’s book. My daughter created a character (she is very artsy) and I thought it might be fun to do a series on this character.

  4. Melanie Simmons

    I remember when my first friend moved away as a child. It was heartbreaking for me, and I still had all my old friends around me. I can’t even imagine how hard it might be for the one moving. It is nice that there’s a book out there to help kids deal with this. So cute.

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  5. Danielle Hammelef

    I just checked this book out from the library yesterday. I had to read it for myself after hearing what this book was about.

  6. Ailyn Koay

    i like the pastel colours and the pretty illustrations. But I guess this would be one if you have to move to a new place.