Press Here

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ages: 2 – 5 years

REVIEW by Tash Cerny

My son loves story time, and I never want that to change. But sometimes I wonder who thought it was a good idea to make picture books so long they almost need chapters?

My son had one story book in particular that was so long, any time he’d ask me to read it I’d give an involuntary shudder.

Not because I don’t love spending time reading with my son, but because I always knew how that scenario would end: me, bored and mouth dry from speaking halfway through reading, and my son, restless and irritable because the story was taking so long to get to the end.

But then we discovered the delightful Press Here by Herve Tullet, and thankfully, that quickly became a story time favorite request.

An interactive book that encourages your child to be an involved part of the story and visuals, Press Here is such a hit in my household, I was able to get rid of that awful, too-long storybook and my son has never known the difference.

Operating on a very simple concept, Press Here takes a series of colorful dots on a page and asks your child to interact with them in various ways.

From pressing dots to shaking the book and clapping, your child will be delighted to turn the page and find out how following the instructions changes the book.

A fast and fun read, Press Here is great for younger children still reading with their parents. It offers the opportunity for children to practice pattern and color recognition, as well as counting and a number of other hands-on activities that will have you and your child giggling with delight through each page.

Herve Tullet’s, Press Here has made reading with your child a fun, bonding experience once again.

Employing simple visuals, a primary color palette, and fun dexterous and numerical instructions, Press Here provides an opportunity for your child to practice listening and following instructions, counting, and recognizing different colors, while giving them what’s most important: more quality time with you.

Add Press Here to your bookshelf and make storytime the most fun it’s ever been for you and your child.

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