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Don't Push the Button! by Bill   Cotter
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bookshelves: 1-7, actually-funny, interactivity, picture-story-book

Fun, if slightly derivative of Press Here, Larry the monster dares the reader to press the button and watch changes occur. It's just not as strong as Press Here's vibrant primary colours, and Press Here's metatuxtuality is so striking, making YOU the character in the book, whereas I think having an avatar figure kind of detracts from that somewhat.

In addition, I question why Larry is a male monster rather than simply non-gendered? I suspect there is meant to be a comic dissonance to his mundane name and ridiculousness, having said that, this may be my politics showing, but it is tiresome with what frequency the only named character in a book will be male in this age bracket of literature. If that's the joke it has to be waaaaaaaaaaay stronger to justify it.

Having said that, I am sure this is still a fun and enjoyable reading experience for the preschooler age bracket.
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Reading Progress

June 13, 2018 – Shelved
June 13, 2018 – Shelved as: 1-7
June 13, 2018 – Shelved as: actually-funny
June 13, 2018 – Shelved as: interactivity
June 13, 2018 – Shelved as: picture-story-book
June 14, 2018 – Started Reading
June 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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