The Resource Press here, Hervé Tullet ; translated by Christopher Franceschelli

Press here, Hervé Tullet ; translated by Christopher Franceschelli

Label
Press here
Title
Press here
Statement of responsibility
Hervé Tullet ; translated by Christopher Franceschelli
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, a series of dots multiplies, grows, or changes color by pressing, tilting, or blowing on the previous page
Member of
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2012
  • Beehive Children's Picture Book Award (Utah), 2013.
  • California Young Reader Medal, Primary, 2014.
  • Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, 2012.
  • Prairie Bud Children's Book Award (South Dakota), 2014.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2012.
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 Without so much as a single tab to pull or flap to turn, this might be the most interactive picture book of the year. A simple yellow dot greets readers on the first page: “Press here and turn the page.” A second dot appears; then, after touching that, a third. The simple commands continue, as the reader rubs, taps, shakes, blows, and tilts the book, causing the various dots to react as if the actually book contained a multidimensional space. For example, blowing on the page at one point gets rid of a black background—but now all the dots are shoved up against the top, leaving a huge expanse of white. No problem: “Stand the book up straight to make those dots drop down again.” It’s impossible—impossible!—not to do what the unseen narrator asks, and those who pick this up is going to find themselves looking a mite silly, which is all part of the fun. The bright primary colors and heavy stock make this spartan affair look like a toy, which is entirely appropriate. -- Kraus, Daniel (Reviewed 04-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 15, p76)
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 1 — Tullet's spectacularly simple and successful concept book harkens back to a time when the term "interactive" meant something entirely different than it does today. Three dots on a page, one yellow, one blue, and one red, "need" readers help to make them multiply and move, either by pressing or tapping on them, blowing on them, shaking the book, or clapping. The dots, some of which mischievously show evidence of the illustrator's fingerprints, share an abundance of white space with chatty, seemingly handwritten instructions. The presentation is casual and personal, lending to a sense of camaraderie in causing those little dots to dance, a magical use of physicality that makes children feel like they control the book. And it's just plain fun. Tilt it sideways, turn the page, and the dots have all settled on the edge of the paper. Clap once, twice, and three times, and the dots have grown very big. This brief but brilliant book makes for a cozy activity for parent and child, or a fun participatory exercise during group storytime. Tullet reminds readers that a child's imagination truly needs only the most basic of instruments to soar high and far.—Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR --Alyson Low (Reviewed April 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 4, p155)
  • /* Starred Review */ Tullet's brilliant creation proves that books need not lose out to electronic wizardry; his colorful dots perform every bit as engagingly as any on the screen of an iPad. "Ready?" the voiceover-style narration asks on the first page; it shows a yellow dot on a plain white background. "Press here and turn the page," it instructs. When the page is turned, there's a second yellow dot beside the first one. "Great!" it says. "Now press the yellow dot again." A third yellow dot appears beside the first two. "Perfect," the narrator continues. "Rub the dot on the left... gently." On the next page, voila!—that dot is now red. "Well done!" the book congratulates. The fun continues as the dots proliferate, travel around the page, grow and shrink in response to commands to clap, shake, or tilt the book, etc. The joy is in the tacit agreement between artist and reader that what's happening is magic. Shh! Don't tell. All ages. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed January 31, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 05, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ One lone, yellow dot sits in the center of a blank, white page. Underneath is the inviting command (affirming the reader's already intrinsic urge): "Press here." Turn the page; now there are two yellow dots! Press again. Now, three! What happens if you tap them? Or tilt the book on its side? Gleefully, the dots scatter like marbles. Readers will clamor to press, poke, shake and blow the pages to find out what happens next. Compared to the squawking sounds and flashing lights of many toys, Tullet's simplicity is a breath of fresh air. He cues page turns with complete mastery of his audience. When all the dots very nearly float off the top of the page (readers may have blown too hard in the previous spread), he suggests what they will already have intuited: "Stand the book up straight / to make those dots drop down again." Clapping once makes the dots grow bigger; "Whoa! Clap twice?" A frenzy of clapping brings readers round to the beginning again. Better read one-on-one to avoid the crush of excited participants; however, all audiences will smile at this visual jolt of imaginative play. Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book. (Picture book. 3-8)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011)
Awards note
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2011
  • Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year, 2011
  • Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, 2011
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year, 2011
  • Horn Book Fanfare Selection, 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
389216
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tullet, Hervé
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Interest age level : Ages 2-5
  • Lexile: AD320L
  • Preschool
  • AD480L
  • Decoding demand: 28 (low)
  • Semantic demand: 66 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 59 (medium)
  • Structure demand: 73 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Franceschelli, Christopher
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True
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  • Concepts
  • Concept learning
  • Vocabulary
  • Toy and movable books
  • Colors
  • Form perception
  • Space perception
  • Imagination
  • Color
  • Toy and movable books
  • Colors
  • Concept learning
  • Concepts
  • Form perception
  • Space perception
  • Toy and movable books
  • Vocabulary
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Press here, Hervé Tullet ; translated by Christopher Franceschelli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in France in 2010 by Bayard Editions under the title: Un Livre
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
814789
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811879545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010035579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811879545
  • (OCoLC)664674712
Label
Press here, Hervé Tullet ; translated by Christopher Franceschelli
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in France in 2010 by Bayard Editions under the title: Un Livre
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
814789
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811879545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010035579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811879545
  • (OCoLC)664674712

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