Here is a new book from Chronicle Publishing, aimed at helping kids use their imaginations. It was written by Herve Tullet. Press Here has received much attention thus far and is said by some reviewers and bloggers to be the new generation in picture books.
The book has no characters other than the reader. It is comprised of dots in primary colors with scant instructions at the bottom of each page.
“Rub the dot on the left . . . gently” is on each white page. The tasks then set in motion the “action” on the following pages: A rubbed dot on Page 5 changes color on Page 7; a tapped dot proliferates into multiple polka dots; a shaken book scatters the dots across a two-page spread.
This is a book that can certainly help a child build cognitive skills and have fun in the doing. Herve Tullet, who is French and lives in Paris, has written several other children's books and concentrates on the pre-school age child.
Take a look at the trailer Press Here, and make up your own mind!