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Dec 31 2014

Press Here by Herve Tullet

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Allen & Unwin, 2010. ISBN 9781742375281
(Age: Preschool - F) In the spirit of Harold and the Purple Crayon, this book by Frenchman Herve Tullet is so simple in concept yet so engaging in practice. Speaking directly to the reader, Tullet encourages the very young reader to 'press here' on the yellow dot and then rub, tap and shake their way through the book. Using nothing more than coloured dots, every action causes a reaction on the next page, one that is almost magical in its manifestation. This is interactivity through imagination - no bells, whistles, electronics, sound effects or other whizbangery. It's fabulous for getting little ones to follow instructions and talk about what happens when they do - perhaps the beginning of understanding cause and effect.
For a better understanding, have a look at the book trailer  and an internet search will bring up a range of activities including instructions for making your own mini-book.
Even though this is a 2010 publication, it is well worth seeking it out as Tullet has a new one called Mix It Up which explores colour and which is already featuring on many most-popular charts.
Barbara Braxton

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