Press Here

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The New York Times bestseller
"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...

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Overview

The New York Times bestseller
"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 coming this September! Watch colors splatter, mix and transform in Mix It Up!, the highly anticipated follow-up to Press Here.

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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
"The bottom line: "Press Here" is a tour de force of imagination and playfulness that belongs on every family bookshelf." -Courier & Press

"Such a fun, simple book but one that will keep your preschooler enthralled and entertained. ...An age-appropriate thought-provoker." -About.com

"Simple in appearance, genius in execution. An interactive book for interactive times, Press Here will please all comers. A must see." — Travis Jonker, 100ScopeNotes.com

"Simple enough to captivate a two-year old, yet brilliant enough to garner the attention of an adult, this book will bring magic into anyone's day who reads it." -Babble.com

"So clever and so much fun." -Raising Creative and Curious Kids blog

"For something to read alongside your young grandchildren, you must check out "Press Here" by Herve Tullet." -Brainerd Dispatch

"Every once and a while a book comes along exemplifying such a rare simultaneous brilliance and simplicity that you cannot believe the world of words ever functioned before its conception. Press Here, written by Henre Tullet and published by Chronicle Books, is one of these titles. " -Acquired Taste blog

"Entertaining and intriguing." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"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: 3/30/2011
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 8,735
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: AD320L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Herve Tullet

Herve 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.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    great book

    this book is very fun and involves the readers in following the directions. it is interactive without involving electronics.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    Love, love, love this book!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2011

    My three year old loved it!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2013

    hi butt face

    hi butt face

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    I use this book with PreK - 2 and they LOVE it!  It teaches pred

    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.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Best book ever

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    This is a great book! It's colorful and interactive. The night

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    Toddler happiness

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    Wonderful! For everyone.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2011

    Love this book!!!

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    The book was Very fun and interactive!!

    The book was Very fun and interactive!!

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  • Posted May 7, 2014

    My 9yr old had checked this book out of the library and I honest

    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 "library bag" 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 "googled" the book with the word "sensory" 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. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Simply appealing

    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.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    When I first looked at the book, I didn't think much of it.  The

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    I was impressed when my 20 month old kept asking for "Press

    I was impressed when my 20 month old kept asking for "Press, Press". 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    A great interactive book for kids

    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.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Great for ESL classes

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly recommended

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    This book is awesome! My 3.5 yrs ago loves this book. It¿s very

    This book is awesome! My 3.5 yrs ago loves this book. It’s very interactive and he loves to do it all by himself. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    Excellent

    Great book for a three year old; she loves the interaction.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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