Reviewed by Rebecca Newman, Editor
With thick, shiny white pages and brightly coloured spots, this is a fun picture book. It has instructions on each page and you’re asked to press or tap on the dots. It’s a book, so you KNOW pressing or tapping is not going to do anything … and yet … you can’t help pressing and blowing and tapping and shaking that book and doing whatever else you are asked to do to make the dots move and change.
I read it with a 5 year old and a 7 year old and they can’t get enough of it.
As well as being fun to read (and press), it helps with understanding some Maths ideas, too. It’s fun to test out some predictions: “If you tip the book this way, what do you think will happen to the dots?” Tipping the book to the left will make all the dots slide to that side of the book (well, they don’t REALLY, but it looks like they do!) and tipping it to the right will make them all slide the other way. And with all the dots lined up, you have to stop for a bit of counting every now and then (you just can’t help yourself).
This book trailer shows you how it works.
2 thoughts on “Book review: Press Here by Hervé Tullet”
I saw the trailer and thought it was very cute. Sadly, Allen and Unwin don’t seem to want me to review their books, so I will enjoy it vicariously through your review!
If I could wrest it from the hands of the two kids I would send it to you to see! But I don’t think you have much chance at this copy …
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