Anthony Button's family has always been pretty chaotic. It just got a bit crazier when Dad's new-son-that-he-never-knew-existed-until-like-two-days-ago appears on the scene. Now Anthony has to put up with another brother taking up all of his mum and dad's time, which doesn't leave much time for him. Sometimes Anthony feels like he might as well not exist, so he decides to just stop speaking for a bit and see what happens. Suddenly everyone is paying attention to Anthony: his parents are worried, his friends think he's gone weird and his brothers and sisters think they can use it to get a holiday to Disneyland! But with all this attention, will Anthony ever want to speak again?
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"BRILLIANT - utterly gripping, well written and one my 2014 favourites so far. For any 9+ readers out there, this is a must-read.The Mute Buttonis a fantastic book, brilliantly realised and featuring one of the best literary families I've had the pleasure of meeting."
How do you make yourself heard in the midst of chaos?
Anthony Button loves his big family, but their noise can drive him crazy.
And with the arrival of a brand-new older brother, it's worse than ever!
So Ant starts a silent protest to try and get everyone's attention.
But now he's pressed the mute button, will he ever find his voice again?