24.5.11

Press Here By Herve Tullet



Press Here by Herve Tullet is an interactive book which expands on the readers imagination.  Read, not unlike a video game is played, this book consists of an unseen narrator giving commands in order to create a kinetic reading experience.  
The book begins with the narrator instructing the reader to ‘Press Here’ on a yellow dot.  Once you press the dot more dots appear.  The narrator continues to instruct the reader to rub the dot, turn the page, shake the page- the reader can even control changing the color of the dots and turning the lights off... in ones imagination.


I am raising my monkeys in an age where they don’t know life before the internet.  Not long ago my younger monkey asked me if I used Wikipedia, when I was young, to find out what the “biggest or most poisonous” thing was.  I explained to him that because I was a little girl the “biggest or most poisonous” was of no interest to me and that I didn’t start using the internet until I was in grade six.  He looked at me as if I had an extra head.  My older monkey would play video games all day if we let him.  We don’t- he usually only plays on weekends and even then it is limited.  

Based on the amount of words per page this book gives the impression that it is intended for a younger audience.  However, both my tech-savvy, internet dependent and video game obsessed, elementary age monkeys are reading it over and over, while going through the motions AND they love it.  
This is the type of book that will put a smile on your face and I feel intended for ages 1-100.

Press Here is currently number seven on the
NYT Children's Best Seller List
 

Have you read this book?


12 comments:

dotblogg said...

oh..second picture reminded me about making my super huge twister!;))
I love that you don't let your boys play the computer all the time. In school where I work 80% pupils are addicted to the computers...:/
have a good rest of the week!:)tomorrow Wednesday aka little Saturday;)
J.

ag. said...

I've never heard of this book but I'm so intrigued now! How cool!
It boggles my mind how fast technology moves and how the younger generations don't know life before the internet.

David Toms said...

What a fascinating and interesting concept!

heather said...

What a fabulous post! Isn't it amazing how we didn't group up with Internet? I didn't start using it until my first at the end of high school. Haha, the biggest most poisonous thing, coming soon to my radar.

Looks like a great book! Now on my radar, thanks!

Pet said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll see if my monkeys like it!

Krystal said...

whaaat, that is too cool!

Elisa said...

Ha, I didn't start using the internet until I was in my first year of community college (early 1990s) I recall watching a commercial on tv and it was advertising some product (can't remember what) but it said, for more information go to w-w-w and I was like what is w.w.w?

I'm going to get this book for my nephew, I think he will enjoy it!

Bossy Betty said...

I did not get on the internet yesterday at all (no electricity) and was about to go crazy! I think I need to rediscover non-computer delights!

Mama Gone Green said...

I haven't read it but it sounds fantastic.
And don't worry, Finn can use my iphone more proficiently than I can!

Mama Gone Green said...

ps- just put a hold on this at my local library! was so excited to see they had it...

Andrea said...

I'm intrigued! It sounds interesting and I can't imagine being without the internet. When asking Sam (4) what he wanted for his birthday he said an iphone. Luckily he hasn't discovered computer games yet!

sheba said...

i just saw 3 other herve tullet books in a small bookstore today and thought, "hmmm, i need to sit down with these and indy." i think i'll buy this one instead!

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