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PRESS HERE by Herve Tullet

7768908Such a fun and imaginative book!!  I found myself, an adult, pressing dots, shaking the book, clapping my hands, and delighted with the results on the next page and the next.  Mr. Tullet has found a most unique and simple expression for his creative genius.  This book (and his others) are for the shared experiences of readers of ALL ages!

Press Here is one where I cannot tell you the theme of the story as there is not one.  The characters are YOU while you read and follow.  I thoroughly loved this book of dots and color.  It will grow your imagination and cause your creativity to blossom.

Enjoy this book as well as his others.  Oh, I did!!  REALLY, I did!

Reading Level: 2 – 5 Years

Herve Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children’s books. His books are meant to be played with, not just read!  He writes for the “babies” as he fondly calls those we would call the 2,3,4 and 5 year olds.  Those “babies” are innocent and eager to play.  That is what he wants to happen in his books.  He lives with his two sons and daughter in Paris.  Much of his artwork can be found @  http://www.herve-tullet.com/en/accueil.html
In this video, Mr. Tullet reads to children and shares (in English) his feelings about being a children’s book author:  http://www.herve-tullet.com/en/boite-32/Documentary-interview-Phaidon.html

Also, there is a downloadable activity section near the base of this page on the publisher’s site:  http://www.chroniclebooks.com/presshere

Awards:
New York Times Bestseller
National Indie Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
ALA Notable Children’s Book Nominee
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of the Year

Book Information

  • ISBN-13: 9780811879545
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Originally reviewed 11-4-2014

Author:

I am a quiet woman growing each day in the LORD. Christ is my home. He is the well from which I drink. I became His 25 years ago. I am 71 so that is actually a small percentage of my life through which I could have walked closely with Him. No matter, He never stopped waiting for me. I am now a widow from a Christ-centered marriage of 25 years to Kenneth. I praise God for him. I miss him so. We had no children. I feel God’s call to be His light in this dark world. I am grateful for the love God gives to me so I may give it away. I live in Lufkin, Texas, USA (in Deep East Texas/Pineywoods). I have taught Women’s Sunday School/Bible Study, co-administrated/taught a teen girls’ annual conference. I participate in women’s Bible studies in church as well as on my own. I am a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in California, Washington, D.C., and have taught older children and adults in Oregon and Texas. I also retired from being a children’s librarian in the public library system, a job I thoroughly loved. I tutored primary-aged children who are falling behind in those early years of school until we moved in May 2017.

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