Posts tagged ‘press here’

October 13, 2014

for kids who love colors. or those that don’t, but will soon. Mix it up!

by Wendy Lawrence

I was super excited when this book landed on my doorstep. Its predecessor, Press Here is one of our longtime family favorites. (If you don’t know that one, and unexpectedly interactive book of colors, definitely check out the link above.)

Mix it Up! uses the same principles of Press Here, but adds a whole dimension of colors and how they are made. Kids mix their fingers on the paint illustrations and make their own colors as if they were mixing paints themselves. What happens when you rub your finger on the blue then dip it in the yellow? Turn the pages to find out! What about if one page has a red dot and the opposite page has a yellow dot and you close them together? Turn the page again! What about if you mix a bunch of colors with white? Or with black?

mixitupTitle: Mix it Up!
Author/Illustrator: Hervé Tullet
: Picture Book, Art
Ages: 0 – 6

Kids will love playing with this book. And when you are done, they will love playing with paint! You could even really easily let your kids recreate this whole book with a simple supply of finger paints. How much fun would that be?

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!