Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Favorite Picture Books: Press Here



Press Here by Herve Tullet

This ingenious book has captured the love of my children, especially Second Daughter (who is three). It's an interactive book that encourages children to press the dots, rub the dots, clap, shake the book and tilt the book. The children see the dots change in response to their actions in surprising and delightful ways. Even my son, who is eight and completely understands that the next page will be the same regardless of whether he claps his hands, will press, rub and clap with the others. It's so delightful, no one can resist! Along the way, we have the opportunity to discuss colors, counting, soft and loud, left and right, light and dark, patterns and sizes in a natural way, one that truly flows from the text of the book. This book isn't going to teach children manners or courage in the face of adversity, but it's simply too fun to miss.

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