Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A Fun New Book
By Herve Tullet
This book would be great for sharing to a small group or one on one. The cover is made of heavy board and the pages are sturdier than your typical picture book, but I wouldn't call this a board book. The end pages are full of colorful dots to push. Each page of the book gives the reader directions, such as "Press here and turn the page" or "Rub the dot on the left gently" and "Five quick taps on the yellow". After pushing, rubbing, and tapping the dots for several pages, the reader then gets to shake the book in various ways and sees what happens to the dots. Then we try pushing real hard on the dots to see what will happen. At the end we try clapping to see what will happen to the dots. Children can practice the following skills with this book: Following simple one step and two step directions, left/right, colors, action words, predicting, and much more! I think toddlers through young school age (and even some adults!) will love performing the directions in this book!
Be sure to check out the author's website. It has a lot of neat features to explore.
And he is a book trailer video: