Archive for May 26th, 2011

May 26, 2011

Kids pressing your buttons? Have them PRESS HERE instead.

So there we are, at the library.  My son, who is 3, already likes to wave goodbye to me at the metaphorical corner.  We enter the puppet theatre and he runs to the front row, squeezing between the kids so that he’s in the front and center, leaving his mom and baby brother to find room in the back.  The wave, actually, is as metaphorical as the corner: Once inside the theatre, he never looks back at us.

Nashville Library storytime is the best kids activity I’ve ever been to, and, as my husband and I discuss where to move, tops the list of “pros” that Nashville has to offer.  (Not that there aren’t other good “pros”; just that it’s that good).

Anyway, I’ve been introduced to a lot of great books at storytime, and this is one of them.  It’s interactive reading at its best!

Title: Press Here
Author/Illustrator: Hervé Tullet
Genre: Picture Book
Age: 0 – 7

Summary and Review:

In Press Here, you are supposed to do just that.  Press the yellow dot on the front of the book and find out what happens.  Turn the pages, and something DOES happen!  Another dot!  And then more!  And sometimes they change colors! Shake the book and turn the page—and the dots are suddenly all over the book, not in a neat and tidy row.  Turn the book to its side, then turn the page again.  The dots all fall to the bottom!

This book will make you and your toddler or preschooler laugh.  It will make them interact with their reading.  Play with your books!  It’s the new way to honor them!