Friday, August 19, 2011
Press Here by Herve Tullet
This enchanting picture book is sure to be a hit with young children and the people who read to them. Very simply drawn dots in bright colors are accompanied by a series of instructions for the young readers -- "rub the dot on the left" or "five taps on the blue," for instance. Each time they follow the instructions, something has changed on the next page. When they blow on the dots, they have blown them to the top of page, and must hold the book up straight to make them fall back down. The kids will have great fun following the instructions and seeing what happens, and I'm certain it will elicit giggles. Because the book must be manipulated, it is probably best as a one-on-one book, instead of being read to a group. For a parent and a young child to share some time together, this book will be perfect. 2011.