Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Savannah's Summer Reading List -- Press Here by Hervé Tullet (Review)

Press Here

8-1/2 x 8-1/2 in; 56 pp;
full-color images throughout, ages 4-8
Guided Reading Level: I
Published in March, 2011
ISBN 9780811879545
ISBN10 0811879542 


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!  

Watch a quick video about this interactive picture book

My Thoughts:

This has quickly become a favorite story time read.  After reading it through for the first time the other night, Savannah now calls this the magic book.  Just as the cover says, Press Here, this interactive book will have kids engaged from start to finish.  As I turned and read it each page, it would have you do things like tap on a colored dot, shake the book, turn the book to one side, and even clap.  Fun, huh?  Well, it was.  As a parent, I even found this book entertaining, and couldn't wait to see what was on the next page. Since receiving this book the other day, I have read this book to the girls over a dozen times, and when I am not reading it, Savannah is taking it from the bookshelf, and sitting in her chair, reading it to herself.  As she turns the pages, she taps away at the colored dots, and is amazed each and every time she turns the pages of this interactive and fun book.  By the time she reaches the end, she flips back to the beginning and starts all over again.

I have also begun working with Savannah on colors and pointing to them when she hears their name.  This book has helped teach her the basic colors, in a fun way.  Not only is she using her imagination to make new dots appear and move around the pages in this book, but she is also able to point to the colors as she hears me read their names on the page.

If you don't have this book in your child's book collection, you should really pick it up.  It will make for fun read and bonding experience.  Your children will see magic happen, as they tap, clap and shake the dots around in this book.

About the Author:

Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books. He lives with his two sons and daughter in Paris.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The view above are mine and mine alone.

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