“It’s not magic…it’s the power of YOUR imagination.”
As advertised last week, the Press Here blog tour has begun and will be flying through dedicated children’s book blogs this week.
I’m kicking things off with a review of this wonderful book and the book trailer.
In this trailer, we get to see the book in action used by a group of young children. Watch them clap,shake and poke and see amazing things happen in this interactive picture book.
So. What’s so great about this picture book, created and written by the ever-talented Herve Tullet? Well first of all it convinced grown adults that they absolutely HAD to press the yellow button on every page. Second of all, it makes kids smile and laugh and gasp in amazement.
The book starts with a single, bright yellow circle in the middle of an otherwise blank page. On each page there are instructions on what to do next. You don’t know what will happen until you turn the page. But if you don’t do as the book tells you, weird things will happen.
This book is great because it brings readers together. They can each be involved in different tasks. From rubbing the circle to shaking the book; this is a really useful book to use in schools or during storytime.
The anticipation of what will be on the next page grows and grows and there’s a great surprise at the end of the book. I really can’t recommend this book enough for something different and interactive. If you don’t want another touchy-feely or lift-the-flap book then this is for you.
Don’t forget to follow the Press Here blog tour, all this week.
by Herve Tullet