Picture Book Recommendation: PRESS HERE

My new favorite book, Press Here, is such an inventive, imaginative creation. I previously heard someone mention the book on Twitter. I think it may have been the person’s Perfect Picture Book Friday pick a while back. Since Press Here sounded interesting and I wasn’t quite sure what it was about, I requested it from my local library.

My advice to adults: read the book when no one is looking, because you’ll have so much fun following the directions you won’t want to share the book the first time you read it. After you’ve had your fun, take it to the little ones in your life and watch the excitement on their faces as they turn each page.

I picked up Press Here while the kids were in story time. My very adult self was pressing dots, shaking the book, and clapping my hands in the library’s children section. There was only one other family, and they weren’t looking at me, so I was only slightly embarrassed to be doing all this without my children.

Resources:

Adventures of the Non-Creative Mom has a Press Here by Herve Tullet Play Date where the kids made artwork using all kinds of circles.

Scissors and Spice has a post on Bingo Marker Fun for Kids! To supplement this activity, why not grab a pad of paper and let the kids use the bingo markers to make their own Press Here style book.

Bibliographic Info:

Title: Press Here
Author: Hervé Tulle
Reading level: Ages 2 and up
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (March 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811879542
ISBN-13: 9780811879545

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Author: Nessa

Librarian for people with visual and physical impairments, and mother of two sharp-witted alien children.

3 thoughts on “Picture Book Recommendation: PRESS HERE”

  1. Nassa,

    Thanks for posting the link to my blog. I’ll have to check out Press Here. Sound like a lot of fun. My favorite right now, is Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman. It is the perfect picture book. Spare words, fun story, wonderful twist, and perfect illustrations done by award winning artist, Dan Yaccarino. And my all time favorite is “Bear Snores On,” because of the perfect rhythm of the words mixed with a wonderful story.

    Kathy

    1. You’re welcome. I’ve heard Boy + Bot is great, but I still haven’t checked it out. I need to get around to doing that. I swear there are just way too many great picture books out there.

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