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Press Here (edition 2011)

by Herve Tullet

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Member:Jessicasepu
Title:Press Here
Authors:Herve Tullet
Info:Chronicle Books (2011), Hardcover, 56 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Dots, moving, fun, little kids, relunctent readers

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Press Here by Hervé Tullet

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Originally published in France as Un Livre (literally, "A Book"), this innovative picture-book provides young children with a delightfully interactive reading experience. Beginning with a single yellow dot on a white page, as seen on the cover, the narrator instructs the reader to take various actions, each of which leads (or seems to lead) to various changes in the artwork, as they turn the page. Thus the single yellow dot becomes two dots, and one yellow dot turns red. Pressing and rubbing dots, shaking the book, turning the orientation of the pages, clapping the hands - all these contribute to changes in the book...

For such a simple book - no flaps to lift, no pop-ups or moving parts, no textured elements to touch and feel - Press Here is a marvelously involving book, one which prompts the young reader or listener to become physically involved in the reading process. Sometimes minimal is best, and that is certainly the case here, as Hervé Tullet breaks the fourth wall in unexpected and exciting ways. Recommended to anyone looking for interactive meta-fictional picture-books for younger children, toddlers and up. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | May 20, 2016 |
This is a simple book that engages the reader to interact. There is no plot to the book, but the reader follows a series of dots throughout the pages. The reader is asked to press the dot, blow on the dot, and interact with the dot.
  whitacre | Mar 13, 2016 |
Press Here is a great interactive book for kids. There are colored dots on the pages, and the page will tell you what to do, such as "press the yellow dot 4 times". On the following page you will see the result of your actions (4 yellow dots). This goes on throughout the book with different colors as well. ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Mar 13, 2016 |
This is a fun interactive book that will captivate young children. The author commands the reader to press on certain dots which then appears to create two dots on the next page, shake the book, which appears to mix the dots up, blow on the dark background, which appears to blow the background away. The illustrations are graphic colored dots placed on either white or black background. I enjoyed this book and think it could make a great addition talking about primary colors, and color mixing, patterns, possibly in conjunction with the story The Dot.
  Keinhorn | Mar 12, 2016 |
I really like the interactive component of this story. I found myself following the directions for fun as I read, and really enjoying it! I think following the directions in the book would be good practice for a young child. The pictures are simplistic and easy to follow too, for a younger. For example, they would learn about directions and tilting. I could also see this as being a great writing springboard for students, as they could start with a dot and the words "press here," because ideas from there are endless!
  brynnschaal | Feb 13, 2016 |
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Franceschelli, ChristopherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!

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Instructs the reader on how to interact with the illustrations to create imaginative images.

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