Press Here Board book – Illustrated, 19 February 2019
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The bestseller Press Here is now a board book!
Now even the smallest hands can get in on all the hands-on fun of Hervé Tullet's bestselling Press Here. The longest-running picture book on the New York Times bestseller list, this interactive children's classic is now available as a sturdy, durable board book to share with a whole new generation of fans.
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.
Praise for Press Here:
"Press Here is a tour de force of imagination and playfulness that belongs on every family bookshelf" - Seattle Times
"An innovative, interactive work that gets kids to play with the physical form of the book" - Time Magazine, 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
"This is one that will be passed around every classroom, every library and at every gathering of family and friends. Irresistible" - Shelf Awareness
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Interactive books from Hervè Tullet
Hervé Tullet is known as 'The Prince of Preschool'. He has been an ad agency art director and magazine illustrator in addition to the creator of dozens of children’s books, including Press Here and Mix It Up. He hails from Paris, is living in New York City together with his wife and daughter.
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Beginning with a simple yellow dot your child presses (which "magically" - via your child pressing it - responds by turning into two yellow dots on the second page), the amount of dots, colors, patterns and sizes of the dots change as the book progresses, with a child learning the meaning of pressing, turning, rubbing, tapping, shaking, tilting, blowing, along with varying degrees of movement (gently, a little bit, a little bit more, hard, a little bit harder, really hard) - and direction (left, right, up, down). Love the fact that the cover is SO thick - allows for all of that manhandling!
Throughout, your child is cheered on with words like "Great! Perfect! Well done! Fabulous! Excellent!" as his/her actions appear to create the "magic" happening on each page. Toward the end, your child will be clapping to make the dots larger and larger and LARGER until finally that original one yellow dot (with a white hole in the center) is taking up the entire two page spread... at which point your child's encouraged to "Quick, press the white dot", with the final page showing the original yellow dot and saying, "Bravo! Want to do it all over again? Back to the beginning. This way..." with an arrow. This is really an energizing, just PERFECT little book for engaging your child in a fun way, especially if you let your own self be a kid again and "oooh" & "aaah" at the magic (but with all of the clapping at the end, 56 pages long and the encouragement to do it all over again, more suited for daytime rather than a bedtime read!)
I really like the clean look of this book - its brilliance is in its simplicity... stretching a child's imagination while teaching concepts of movement in such a magical way. Reminded me of an amazing college-aged aunt we had who never stopped being a kid herself, whom we would swarm around as she would make the simplest activities seem magical - thought of her as I read it, wondering if perhaps Mr. Tullet knew my Aunt Mary? ;-) Herve Tullet does a terrific job, and I found it well worth the imprinted $15.99 price.
The biggest con I have with this book is that it really needs a better binding...it isn't even up to the standards of a normal hard cover book. With the directions, you are shaking and tapping on the book and it just doesn't hold up to that kind of activity. That said we are currently on our second copy of this book because the kids love it so much....I just hope they decide to improve the binding in the future.