Saturday, April 21, 2012

Press Here

Sometimes it seems that the world is full of electronic devices, gadgets, buttons, and entertainment at our fingertips.  We depend on buttons to start so many things in our daily lives. This book puts a spin on the push button world, turning a book into an interactive and responsive experience.  Press Here is written by Hervé Tullet, a French author and artist.  He has captured something utterly unique by combining simple illustrations, really just dots of brightly colored paint, and instructions, that when followed can make a little magic happen before your fingertips.

As you open the book, you see that the book instructs readers to Press Here.  This simple instruction changes the book, first to two dots, then three.  Throughout the book dots morph into different colors, positions, and sizes, all controlled through readers magic touch.  It’s a very unique book.  A must read for young children.

I read the book with my 3 yr old Lil Guy who was more than willing to touch, rub, push hard, tap, shake, and interact with the book in every way.  He was amazed and laughed.  He couldn’t wait to turn the page and see what magic he had created.  This book was truly a surprising little delight for us to share.  I can see this book being a wonderful read aloud, a great book to share with toddlers, preschoolers, and young children everywhere.

Want to see more? Check out this video showing how much fun this book can be for children:  (Be warned: this YouTube video includes rather lively and fun music.)

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