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Press Here

4.8 43
by Hervé Tullet

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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!

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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!

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
"Who needs video games? I guarantee this book will completely engage young readers - and their families as well and the giggles will multiply as fast as the colored dots."
-Bookends, A Booklist Blog"

We're reading Press Here [by Hervè Tullet]!" -Kelly Rutherford, actress, Gossip Girl"

We believe in magic after reading this book....This could quite possibly give birth to a whole new genre of kid lit." -

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

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Product Details

Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
Let's Play Games Series
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
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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Press Here 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
jessNC More than 1 year ago
this book is very fun and involves the readers in following the directions. it is interactive without involving electronics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it, love it, love it! Both my seven year old and my five year old get a kick out of it everytime they read it, even though they know what is coming. A fun book for everyone.
ParkerMom More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! It's colorful and interactive. The night the book arrived in the mail, I found myself doing all the actions and laughing out loud. I'm building our library for my son who is only 6 months old now and I cannot wait for him to enjoy this with me!
YvonneJ More than 1 year ago
Today is International Dot Day and I am using this book (again) in my storytime lineup. The children (ages 3-5) love the idea that they are participating in the story and experiencing cause and effect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took this book with me on a trip as a gift to my three year old cousin, along with several others. She absolutley loved it! So much so that we read it several times a day and every night before bed during my visit. None of the other books I took got near as much attention. I would highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use this book with PreK - 2 and they LOVE it!  It teaches prediction, directions, patterns, counting and total imagination.   Press the yellow dot and watch the eyes get bigger with each page as the yellow dot changes with each touch.  
Sally231 More than 1 year ago
My 15 month granddaughter is learning to blow on a page, shake the book, press dots harder or softer, and gently rub. NOT what I thought early childhood reading would produce, but at the same time she's learning that her books are fun, that they are enjoyable together with someone, and have a sequence that ends in smiles. What more could I ask? At her age, reading is a team sport, and this gives everyone a chance to play.
Tiddlywinks87 More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old an I were in the store and this was on a display. She always picks up a couple and reads them. We were sitting at the little table looking at our selections and saw another mom and her TEENAGE daughter with this book. They were laughing and shaking it and tilting it back and forth and it sparked our curiosity! As soon as they were done we grabbed one and read it ourselves. We were hooked. I immediately started to think about who i could buy a copy for. It would make an awesome gag gift for a teacher,a parent or a child that has problems following directions. I can't stop wondering how the author thought this up, and it's so simple.
JanieIL More than 1 year ago
We just bought this for my 8 yr old daughter. She read it in the store & has read it several times since we came home. We also bought one for a gift for cousins. Low tech and wonderful!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was Very fun and interactive!!
PEIgirl More than 1 year ago
My 9yr old had checked this book out of the library and I honesty hadn't even paid attention to it. He gave it to me to return and before putting it into our &quot;library bag&quot; I decided to take a look at it. What a great surprise! I loved it and at the end I thought of what a great book it must have been for my son to read; he's high functioning autistic with high sensory needs. I &quot;googled&quot; the book with the word &quot;sensory&quot; and was glad to see numerous hits for other people who felt the same way that I did. I'm so very glad I took the time to read and participate in the book. Tonight,  I insisted that my husband (who also has sensory issues) read the book actively and he did. He too agreed that this book fits a need for so many. Now I look forward to getting more books by Herve Tullet to share with my family. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've purchased this book twice now for toddlers - one girl and one boy - and their parents have reported that it's a huge hit in their homes, one that gets picked over and over again at bedtime.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
When I first looked at the book, I didn't think much of it.  Then I read it out loud to my son.  We read it at least three times in a row and we only stopped because I had to make dinner.  The book itself is such a delightfully simple concept, and in its very simplicity is its magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was impressed when my 20 month old kept asking for &quot;Press, Press&quot;. She recognizes the spine on the bookshelf and asks for it every few days. I felt it could be too old for her but she enjoyed it over and over. Now at 22 months she basically reads it to me and does all the appropriate commands. Really great and different book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My five and three year old granddaughters love this book. I appreciate that it's interactive without being electronic and the colors are great. It's also teaching the younger girl colors and right/left.
tesata1 More than 1 year ago
I had my 5th grade Thai students read the book all together. Each person took a turn reading a page and doing what it said. Then I showed everyone the next page with the result. They loved it! It's great for TPR to the instructions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible interactive book for toddlers which encourages them to participate and watch what happens as they touch, shake, tap, and blow and then turn the page to see the result of their actions. I plan on giving these at baby showers so the new parents can have a book to share with their children as they move into the toddler stage.
Anonymous 7 months ago
My 6 year old loved reading this book as it's interactive and keeps him interested to the end.
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This is a great interactive book - different, clever and fun. However, although it says it is suitable for 1-3 year olds, most toddlers would need to be at least 2 to appropriately interact and appreciate it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old loved this book and wanted to read it over and over. But he then started making up what would happen and then it became a little old. I think it would hold its magic longer for younger children, but it was still great fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3 1/2 yr old granddaughter LUVS this book. It stimulates imagination... she tried turning it upside down to instigate a personal response (it didn't happen)... but giggles and inquiries ensued and fun was had by all.
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very fun and interactive book.  my 3 year olds favorite book.