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by Herve Tullet
     
 

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3 YEARS on The New York Times bestseller list!
"Irresistible." –The Wall Street Journal

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

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3 YEARS on The New York Times bestseller list!
"Irresistible." –The Wall Street Journal

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!

And don't forget! Watch colors splatter, mix and transform in Mix It Up!, the highly anticipated follow-up to Press Here.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Tullet's brilliant creation proves that books need not lose out to electronic wizardry; his colorful dots perform every bit as engagingly as any on the screen of an iPad. "Ready?" the voiceover-style narration asks on the first page; it shows a yellow dot on a plain white background. "Press here and turn the page," it instructs. When the page is turned, there's a second yellow dot beside the first one. "Great!" it says. "Now press the yellow dot again." A third yellow dot appears beside the first two. "Perfect," the narrator continues. "Rub the dot on the left... gently." On the next page, voila!—that dot is now red. "Well done!" the book congratulates. The fun continues as the dots proliferate, travel around the page, grow and shrink in response to commands to clap, shake, or tilt the book, etc. The joy is in the tacit agreement between artist and reader that what's happening is magic. Shh! Don't tell. All ages. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Deceptively simple, and endlessly entertaining "
-Kepler's Books and Magazines, Camino Real Menlo Park, CA"

Compared to the squawking sounds and flashing lights of many toys, Tullet's simplicity is a breath of fresh air....Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book."—Kirkus Review, Starred Review"

At the close of this reading experience, you'll hear the ultimate praise: 'Read it AGAIN!' Hooray for the book!" -Kids Brain blog

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
The only illustrations are colored dots of varying size on heavy paper. Little children can follow the simple directions such as: "PRESS HERE AND TURN THE PAGE." Rubbing and tapping on different colored dots will help children learn colors. Shaking, tilting, and moving the book to the right moves the dots around the page. By pressing yellow dots, the lights go out (shown by a black background). Pressing yellow dots turns the lights back on. Now the dots are out of sequence. But which dots switched? The black background returns by pressing all the dots hard. Blowing gets rid of the black. Clapping makes the dots bigger. Children will enjoy following the various directions and seeing what happens. This is a clever way for children to learn many different concepts. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Tullet's spectacularly simple and successful concept book harkens back to a time when the term "interactive" meant something entirely different than it does today. Three dots on a page, one yellow, one blue, and one red, "need" readers help to make them multiply and move, either by pressing or tapping on them, blowing on them, shaking the book, or clapping. The dots, some of which mischievously show evidence of the illustrator's fingerprints, share an abundance of white space with chatty, seemingly handwritten instructions. The presentation is casual and personal, lending to a sense of camaraderie in causing those little dots to dance, a magical use of physicality that makes children feel like they control the book. And it's just plain fun. Tilt it sideways, turn the page, and the dots have all settled on the edge of the paper. Clap once, twice, and three times, and the dots have grown very big. This brief but brilliant book makes for a cozy activity for parent and child, or a fun participatory exercise during group storytime. Tullet reminds readers that a child's imagination truly needs only the most basic of instruments to soar high and far.—Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR
Pamela Paul
…an elegantly conceived picture book…
—The New York Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811879545
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
382
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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"At the close of this reading experience, you'll hear the ultimate praise: 'Read it AGAIN!' Hooray for the book!" -Kids Brain blog

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