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LET’S PLAY! by Hervé Tullet



A yellow dot, a black pen line, giving directions to the reader…

A yellow dot wants to play with the reader, giving directions from page to page…

The reader follows the directions, joining the yellow dot, making loop-de-loops together, going through a tunnel, up stairs, over bumps…

A yellow dot joined by blue and red dots for more fun together…

The reader, always part of the fun…

Colors, shapes, movement and letting one’s imagination run with a yellow dot…

As with Mr. Tullet’s other books, Press Here and Mix It Up, there is silly fun to be had in this latest book.  Mr. Tullet is extremely creative in such a simple book.  A child, as well as adults, will smile and laugh and play throughout the book.  There is very little on most every page, yet each page speaks volumes.  I love this one as much as I did the other two.  I reviewed Press Here and Mix It Up also.  His illustrations are simple, “rendered in paint,” a few colors, a few shapes and lines…pages filled with play and joy!

Age Range:  3 – 5 Years


Hervé Tullet was born in 1958 in Normandy, France.  He studied fine arts and decorative arts.  He worked as an Art Director for ten years.  In 1994, his first children’s book was published by Seuil Jeunesse : Comment Papa a rencontré Maman.  He received the Prize for Non-Fiction at the Bologne International Book Fair in 1998 for Faut Pas Confondre.  He has written and illustrated well over 50 books for the young child and is now recognized as one of the world’s most innovative children’s authors.  Known in France as ‘the prince of preschool books’, Tullet invites young minds to think imaginatively.  He has written a book for adults called  Art Workshops for Children. 

He has lived in Paris most of his life, but recently moved to New York City.  Publishers Weekly wrote of this move 11/05/2015:  “Ideally, the move to the States will put Tullet in the position to be able to engage longer-term residencies.  ‘My idea is to find places with a big audience. I want to settle down, I want to share…. I want to figure out how to work with a neighborhood, city, town, art students, begin workshops with these people, with children, families, teachers and librarians…. And naturally in that time we could make art, and turn everything into an exhibition. The exhibition [itself] could be a work in progress, [which would] start from an empty space, and fill it for one, two, three months, whatever.’” **

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**  Author-Illustrator Hervé Tullet Moves to the U.S. by Publishers Weekly, Nov. 05, 2015:

Book Information

ISBN-13: 9781452154770
Publisher:  Chronicle Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Let’s Play Games Series
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)