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PRESS HERE, MIX IT UP! and now LET'S PLAY! Collect all three interactive books from Hervé Tullet!
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
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Hardcover, 56 pages
Published March 30th 2011 by Chronicle Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Betsy
Mar 09, 2011 Betsy rated it it was amazing
When we talk about interactive picture books we’re usually talking about pop-up books or tactile books with fuzzy/bumpy details. When we talk about picture books that break down the fourth wall, we’re usually talking about titles that approach the reader directly with a narrative like The Monster at the End of This Book or Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus or Can You Make a Scary Face So where do we slot the little French import Press Here by Herve Tullet? Interactive but also reliant on the pa ...more
Lisa Vegan
Jul 22, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all beginning readers and even younger children who know a bit about colors & counting
I was pressed to read this book. Ha! I wasn’t expecting to like it but I ended up loving it.

It’s very clever. I like that children’s/readers’ actions “write the book” and that it’s an enjoyable activity, and that it helps young kids with fine motor skills, and counting skills and with learning colors, and directions (left, right, up, down). As readers follow the directions, it will seem to them that they are creating what’s on the next page. What a great idea!

This is a very entertaining, intera
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Kelly
May 24, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
A dot is such a simple thing. A simple thing that turns into something magically fun in this marvelous new book by Hervé Tullet.

Tullet combines simple, colorful dots with simple, clear directions for a book bound to lead to interactive fun.

Things to love about this book: (not all of which are the usual sorts of things I talk about in reviews)

1. Its size. It is square (8-3/4" x 8-3/4").

2. Its cover. Its cover is made of good stiff cardboard of the sort used to make board books.

3. Its pages. They
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Masoomeh Tavakoli
تنها بدی اش این بود که به جای سه سالگی در سی سالگی به دستم رسید! :)
Coach D
Sep 13, 2016 Coach D rated it did not like it
Very nice present from cousins! Unfortunately, the page where all of the dots fall to one side made us very sad for some reason. We'll come back to this one.
Melody
Jan 31, 2013 Melody rated it it was amazing
I loved this brilliant little book. It asks the reader to do something to a colored dot (press here, rub gently & etc.) and when the page is turned, it appears that the reader's action has changed the illustration. It's a lovely concept, and moreover, it's just plain fun to do. I have seen toddlers and preschoolers loving it at the library, I've read it with K-3 kids, and just last weekend talked to a 9 year-old who loved it as much as I do. That's not counting the adults I know who have to ...more
Leslie
Press Here is magical—and a delight for any age. The daughter, who is not only a very cool tween, but a TAG reader of books well-above her age, was seen the other day on the floor of the Library with Hervé Tullet’s Press Here, a rather simple looking pre-school interactive book—at least, that is what I thought when I saw it. We were at the “Lucky Day” shelves of the Juvenile Section. I figured the book had been mistakenly shelved. It may have been, but Natalya was pressing and shaking and blowin ...more
Scope
Mar 21, 2011 Scope rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Over time, I’ve prattled on and on about the elements that make for quality kids’ books. Memorable characters, beautiful artwork, compelling plot, and so on and so forth. Today, let’s get more basic than that. What about a book you can hand to almost any kid and it would make them smile? What about a book that will provide some of the most eager page turns you’ve ever seen? Press Here, from the wildly creative French author/illustrator Hervé Tullet, has that ability. Simple in appearance, genius ...more
Andrew
Dec 30, 2015 Andrew rated it it was amazing
I liked: everything about this incredibly creative book!
she liked: the ipad-like quality of changing pictures on real paper.
Paul
Nov 12, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing
Opening the first page, it felt like this was going to be a fun. And it was! Very simple, physically interactive, great use of what appear to be finger paints -- including fingerprints--in primary colors with a few guided suggestions. Whether three of us adults passing it around--maybe more fun to watch someone else turn the pages and experience it/experiment with it--or a group of 30 entering this--what a joyful group experience. Can't wait for my grandson to discover it at whatever age that ha ...more
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
May 21, 2012 Kelly H. (Maybedog) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: how-picture-book
Brilliantly simple, this interactive book is very simple. The illustrations are pretty much circles in primary colors. But the beauty is that each page has simple instructions such as "stand the book straight up" with the next page containing a reasonable result of such action, in this case all the circles laying on the bottom of the next page. I wish I'd known about this book when my nephew was just a little younger and would have been amazed.

Kaethe
Jul 16, 2014 Kaethe rated it it was amazing
It was on the new shelf when I dropped books off at the library yesterday, so I grabbed it. Later, after supper, I found Tosh rooting through my library bag to see what I'd brought home. We "read" it together. We are by no means babies, and we were both mighty amused. Delightful.

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Angela
Aug 03, 2016 Angela rated it it was amazing
This is like the cutest book ever. I randomly saw this on a shelf next to the YA books at B&N and read it with my younger sister. It's a great book for kids.

I can't get over how cute this is.

IT'S ADORABLE.
Suzan Alteri
Dec 06, 2013 Suzan Alteri rated it it was amazing
What a great interactive board book for children and adults! I can assure you that anyone of ANY age will enjoy this playful book about dots!
Haeun Lim
Jan 13, 2015 Haeun Lim rated it it was amazing
The book sounds very fun. I think it helps to learn how to count or numbers in very fun way. The most fun part is dots are bigger and bigger when readers clapping.
Nadin Adel
Sep 30, 2015 Nadin Adel rated it did not like it
Shelves: children
Nothing special for a kid to learn.
Стефан Русинов
Забавна интерактивна книга (такава, която ти дава команди и на всяка нова страница се случва промяна, вследствие от изпълнението им - натисни, разклати, духни...). През лятото четох една доста по-веселяшка с дърво и листа. Не са точно моето нещо този тип книги, но се радвам, че вече си имаме и такива, благодарение на издателство Funky Books. С любопитство бих я почел с племенника си.

(Замяната на ръкописно изписване (както е на оригиналната корица) с гаден шрифт, който се прави на ръкописен, вина
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Rebekah Rodda
Sep 26, 2016 Rebekah Rodda rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Such a cute clever book. Children follow the instructions then turn the page and see what has happened! So they are told to press the yellow spot, then when they turn the page the spot has changed colour. Or they are told to tilt the book then they turn the page and the dots have moved accordingly. Original fun!
Danielle
Opening the pages of Press Here a child enters into an imaginative world filled with dots of all colors and sizes, but it all starts with a simple yellow dot. As pages are turned and actions completed the dots come to life before a child’s eyes. Turn the book, shake the book and even blow on the dots in the book and listen to the laughter poor into your home as children & adults everywhere fall in love with this ingenious little picture book.

Again, as I was with both Dot by Patricia Intriago
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Sarah Mayor Cox
Jun 14, 2011 Sarah Mayor Cox rated it it was amazing
Press Here (Allen & Unwin and written by Herve Tullet - who apparently is the yummiest illustrator in Europe on 2 legs - not that I would know 'cos I wasn't at the special Herve dinner party in Bologna, but I was told, many times by many people, mostly middle aged women type people)

My fellow Book Whisperer, Michelle Prawer and I read it over and over again at the Clunes Children’s BookTown tent in May, 2011 and it was a smash hit. Not least because cleverly when you get to the end of the bo
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Jennifer
Jan 28, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
If all goes well, this book will be destroyed. A tablet in book form, the author encourages readers to blow, tilt, shake, and press a series of dots. Yes, you read that correctly: readers really do simply "press here." They do so with an enthusiasm previously reserved for yelling at Mo Willems' pigeon, and we're not just talking about kid readers here. And lest a reader be careful when shaking a book, the next page tells them to do it again, harder? Have both tape and a relaxed smile close at ha ...more
Robert
Dec 02, 2014 Robert rated it it was ok
Press Here by Hervé Tullet is a interactive book for young readers. The readers follows instructions given by the book to help them get through it. The book can be thought of as a game for young readers, and can help them when it comes to listening to instructions. Dots are on a page and the children are informed to either press them, rub them, or turn the page and watch what changes happen when they do so. The book does a good job of praising the kids and telling them they are doing a good job ...more
Brian
Jun 05, 2012 Brian rated it really liked it
I admit that I was skeptical when I first read Press Here to my son. And I still don't know if he's "fooled" or just likes doing different things on each page. But either way we both really like reading the book. It's a little long and doesn't work when attention spans are short, but it does have enough different "tasks," that it can be enjoyed multiple times. I also noticed that if he doesn't follow directions exactly right, you can sometimes account for it by skipping pages (without him knowin ...more
Jewel
Aug 10, 2016 Jewel rated it really liked it
Shelves: with-the-kids
The beauty of this book is in it simplicity-

I admit when I first saw it I was a bit disappointed I wasn't sure why the high reviews, but then I read it with my five year old while my 18 month daughter joined in the fun.

He got excited as we pressed dots and shook the book and blew air and clapped and counted - giggles and squeals from both of them as my daughter wanted to clap and press as well.

Away from technology this book was interactive and exciting.

It is a book you have to sit and read with
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Allison Parker
Dec 09, 2011 Allison Parker rated it really liked it
The book demands to be touched. Press here, it invites, with the tantalizing image of a yellow dot. As the reader complies and then turns the page, he discovers the previously unknown power he wields over paper and ink: he has single-fingeredly changed the picture. One dot has turned into two. Press it again, and the dots keep responding, multiplying, flying across the pages, delighting any reader who has a mischievious sense of humor and playful suspension of belief. With a cheeky nod to increa ...more
Tasha
Apr 05, 2011 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Press the dot on the cover and launch yourself into a journey where a book responds to your touch without any flaps, popups or electronics. Follow the directions on each page, turn the page and see what happens next! This is a book that is so simple in concept and beautifully executed in design. Readers will enjoy making the dots big by clapping their hands, moving the dots around the page by shaking the book, and turning off the lights by pushing the yellow dots hard. This is a simple, beautifu ...more
Dolly
Jul 31, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their younger children
Shelves: childrens, 2013
This is an entertaining book that is a graphic delight for the eyes. The narrative is very short and direct and children will enjoy following the directions and seeing what happens next. The cause and effect results are wonderful for teaching children and the different images are very creative.

I read this book in a bookstore while waiting for a flight and I enjoyed playing along with the directions, too. Fun for all ages, but toddlers and preschoolers are probably the intended demographic.
Amanda Snow
May 07, 2011 Amanda Snow rated it it was amazing
This one will most likely be in my top-5 favorite picture books of the year. It has everything i look for in an interactive picture book: a fun concept, bright colors, silliness, and short text.

Using a simple yellow dot, the reader is encouraged to follow exact instructions, each of which leads to more fun on the next page. You'll touch the pages, shake the book, tilt the book, all while fun, bright dots explode on the page. Tons of fun for toddlers and great for getting those that still aren't
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Melinda Worfolk
Sep 17, 2015 Melinda Worfolk rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-book, 2015
This is a fantastic book. Our neighbour's son is now 9 years old, but he wanted to show me one of his favourite books from when he was a little kid. We read this book together and I could see why he liked it, even now! It's really clever and engaging. I could see it being the type of book a child would read over and over again, and would be most fun read with another person!

I think I know a few children who might be getting this book in future :-)
Tricia
Jun 12, 2011 Tricia rated it really liked it
Quite genius, this book. As my rising 2nd grader said when she was reading it aloud---"this book is SO cool". Interactive and quirky, the title may fly with preschoolers but truly will grip early elementary with each page of directions..."press here and turn the page". I'm wondering if anyone has considered a readaloud with this one...may work well with a small group in which all would have a part.
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Hervé Tullet is the creator of more than fifty children’s books, including Press Here, which has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He loves to provoke surprise with his books, as well as in the dynamic workshops that he takes part in. He lives in Paris and is celebrated internationally for his playful, inventive, and interactive storytelling.
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