Press Here


Product Details

$15.99  $14.87
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
8.6 X 8.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Herve Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books. He lives with his two sons and daughter in Paris.


"Tullet's brilliant creation proves that books need not lose out to electronic wizardry; his colorful dots perform every bit as engagingly as any on the screen of an iPad....The joy is in the tacit agreement between artist and reader that what's happening is magic. Shh! Don't tell."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"We believe in magic after reading this book....This could quite possibly give birth to a whole new genre of kid lit." -
"It's a magic trick that never stops giving. It is, I hope, the start of great new things to come with one of the oldest formats on earth."--Betsy Bird, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production Blog
"Entertaining and intriguing." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"This is one that will be passed around every classroom, every library and at every gathering of family and friends. Irresistible."--Shelf Awareness
"We're reading Press Here [by Hervè Tullet]!" -Kelly Rutherford, actress, Gossip Girl
"It takes a low-tech book to remind us of all the fun you can have without a single electronic gadget. " - HuffingtonPost Parents
"The iPad generation expects interactive. But books can play too...It's so much fun to pretend that things are actually changing on command. No computer needed! Kids (and adults) are delighted by their perceived power." -Susan Faust, The San Francisco Chronicle
"Who needs video games? I guarantee this book will completely engage young readers - and their families as well and the giggles will multiply as fast as the colored dots."
-Bookends, A Booklist Blog
"Deceptively simple, and endlessly entertaining "
-Kepler's Books and Magazines, Camino Real Menlo Park, CA
"Kids will love it, because they can challenge themselves, reinforce basic concepts, and just have fun with a book that interacts with them." -Librarians Crossing blog
"This brilliantly simple amusement wins its spot (in a manner of speaking, for it consists almost entirely of colorful spots on glossy white backgrounds) for the sheer delight it gives. The book, we said earlier this year, 'is like a cross between a high-concept picture book and an iPhone, only more charming.'" - Wall Street Journal/Best Books of 2011
"An innovative, interactive work that gets kids to play with the physical form of the book."--Time Magazine, 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
"[S]pectacularly simple....And it's just plain fun. Tullet reminds readers that a child's imagination truly needs only the most basic of instruments to soar high and far."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Such a fun, simple book but one that will keep your preschooler enthralled and entertained. ...An age-appropriate thought-provoker."
"At the close of this reading experience, you'll hear the ultimate praise: 'Read it AGAIN!' Hooray for the book!" -Kids Brain blog
"Without so much as a single tab to pull or flap to turn, this might be the most interactive picture book of the year."--Booklist
"Simple in appearance, genius in execution. An interactive book for interactive times, Press Here will please all comers. A must see." -- Travis Jonker,
"Irresistible...A cross between a high-concept picture book and an iPhone, only more charming." -The Wall Street Journal
"Utterly captivating." -The Modesto Bee
"For something to read alongside your young grandchildren, you must check out "Press Here" by Herve Tullet." -Brainerd Dispatch
"My kids love for me to read this book to them." Kelly Rutherford, actress, Gossip Girl
"Press Here is the ultimate book for engaging very young children and holding their attention." James Patterson's
""Press Here" is a tour de force of imagination and playfulness that belongs on every family bookshelf" - Seattle Times
"Compared to the squawking sounds and flashing lights of many toys, Tullet's simplicity is a breath of fresh air....Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book."--Kirkus Review, Starred Review
"I have been hearing such good things about this one and I have to say all the rumors are true! Not to say that e-books and apps do not have their place but it is nice to see a real book compete with them and win." -Books Beside My Bed blog
"Every once and a while a book comes along exemplifying such a rare simultaneous brilliance and simplicity that you cannot believe the world of words ever functioned before its conception. Press Here, written by Henre Tullet and published by Chronicle Books, is one of these titles. " -Acquired Taste blog
"So clever and so much fun." -Raising Creative and Curious Kids blog
"The bottom line: "Press Here" is a tour de force of imagination and playfulness that belongs on every family bookshelf." -Courier Press
"Simple enough to captivate a two-year old, yet brilliant enough to garner the attention of an adult, this book will bring magic into anyone's day who reads it."
"This book is 100% magic, the potent kind that makes an adult ignore cranky knees curled awkwardly on the floor to read (and press and rub and tap...) right to the very end." -Madison Public Library
"I love Press Here! It would work on so many levels: teaching kids left from right, just as a fun game, using your imagination..." -Robin Benoit, Children's Librarian, Fairport Public Library, NY