Children's Book Review: Press Here by Herve Tullet

Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!
Release Date: March 30, 2011
Age Group: 2 and up
Source: Purchased
I've seen Press Here at stores many times and always passed it over in favor of other books.  The cover is plain and never drew my interest.  One day Kaitlyn and I were in Target, and she asked to look at Press Here.  She opened the book up and was so intrigued by the polka dots.  I bought it and it's been a daily bedtime read in our house ever since.
Press Here is an interactive book: not in the usual lift-the-flaps sense, but in the sense that it gives directions for the listener to follow.  Kaitlyn has something to do on each page: press a dot, wiggle her fingers, turn the book one direction or another, etc.  It's fun for both of us, keeping her engaged fully and keeping me from getting bored.
Kaitlyn asks for Press Here over and over again.  Sometimes the simplest books are truly the best.  We've given Press Here as a gift and it's been well-received.  I highly recommend this fun, engaging book!



  1. I've seen this one. They read it at story time. It's a fun one.

  2. I want to get this one for my boys!


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