Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Fun New Book

Press Here
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:


  1. I think this book is utterly brilliant! My eight year old did too, and wants a copy for himself very much!

  2. I've written a cute children's book titled, “The Clever Hen” – Now available on Amazon http://amzn.to/AbiUGc B&N http://bit.ly/wIJJHG & View trailer http://bit.ly/vKqyUA. I am sure your eight year old will like it. Check out the trailer.