Press Here by Hevre Tullet, translated by Christopher Franceschelli This book was translated from the French version, under the title “Un Livre” by Barnyard Editions, 2010 Age: Toddler-K Chronicle Books, 2011 ISBN 9780811879545
The book begins with a clean white space and one small yellow dot exactly in the center of the page. As the book goes on, dots are added in increasing numbers, different colored dots are added to the mix, and the instructions get a little bit harder. There is shaking, clapping, pressing dots, counting dots, and identifying certain colored dots. This book has a lot of great uses in a classroom, although it’s not ideal for storytime. It requires one-on-one interaction with the reader. What I love about this book is that the next page shows the results of each instruction. Tilt the book to the left and all the dots jumble to the left of the page. Kids will love it, because they can challenge themselves, reinforce basic concepts, and just have fun with a book that interacts with them.
“PRESS HERE AND TURN THE PAGE.
” GREAT! NOW PRESS THE YELLOW DOT AGAIN.”
“FABULOUS! FIVE QUICK TAPS ON THE YELLOW DOT”
“AND FIVE TAPS ON THE RED”
“AND FINALLY FIVE TAPS ON THE BLUE.”