Even in California, there is a hint of fall in the air today. There is a brilliant red-orange vine climbing the tree outside my window. It is September at last and soon Ned Button will be running onto Tractor Field, arms outstretched, hoping to catch Lester Ward's football.
Here's an excerpt from Kirkus's review of Button Down:
Ylvisaker (The Luck of the Buttons, 2011) returns to the lovably unlucky Button family, this time with a gentle story about 11-year-old Ned and his love of football...
Short chapters, simple yet meticulous language, a wholesome feel and the universal story of a boy with a dream combine to give this one widespread appeal.
Check out the full review here and look for the book on September 25!