I have chosen the delightful picture book, Press Here by Hervé Tullet as my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday.
Title: Press Here
Written & Illustrated: Hervé Tullet
Publisher: Chronicle Books, LLC 2011
Originally Published: Bayard Editions 2010 under the title Un Livre
Age Range – 2 and up.
Themes: cause & effect, color, imagination, fun, educational, creativity
Opening & Synopsis:
Press here and turn the page.
Great! Now Press the yellow dot again.
The back of the book states:
Press here. That’s right. Just press the yellow dot. And turn the page.
The single touch of a finger sparks a whimsical dance of color and
motion in this joyful celebration of the power of the imagination.
This book is great for teaching children left and right and the primary colors.
Chronicle Books has some fun activities to download.
Painting dots on paper.
Playing the children’s game: Simon Says.
Why I like this book: Press Here was so much fun! It will make even the grumpiest of grumps smile The idea is simple. This is the type of book that small children love. It gives them a chance to interact and also shows them a direct reaction. It will have the reader in giggles by the end. And then they will want to do it all over again! I would love to own the French version of this book. I think it would be a useful tool in teaching beginning French.
Perfect Picture Book Fridays are a weekly blog event where participants review some of their favorite picture books. The posts are compiled on author Susanna Leonard Hill’s website. They are categorized by theme to help parents, educators and readers find the perfect picture book easily. To learn more, please visit Susanna’s site where you will find the complete PPBF’s library.