Press Here

by Hervé Tullet

A single, vivid yellow painted dot sits perfectly centered on a bright white page.... read more

A single, vivid yellow painted dot sits perfectly centered on a bright white page. The accompanying text reads, “Press here and turn the page.” Press and turn and now there are two yellow dots. Follow the directions and press the yellow dot again. Voila!—there are now three dots. “Rub the dot on the left gently.” Wow! It turned red! This delightful low-tech, tongue-in cheek twist on interactive gaming makes for an elegant picture book. Dots multiply, change color (yellow, red, blue), rearrange, and get bigger and smaller, all as a result of the reader or listener following the narrative instructions to press, rub, tap, or blow on the dots; clap their hands; and even shake the book. It’s hilarious. And irresistible. Toddlers and children will love its playfulness; teens will love its playfulness too, and also its invitation to consider the place of the book in our high-tech world. (All ages)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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