The Good For Nothing Button

The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Harper is the latest in a charming early reader series in which the beloved Elephant and Piggie characters created by Mo Willems begin and end a book with their comments. Now that they are “retired” they have time to read. This story is silly in the best way, as three vibrantly colored birds struggle to understand what pressing a button can offer, other than seemingly nothing. There is just enough repetition and introduction of different emotions to keep everyone diverted, and Elephant and Piggie’s comments are wise.