Press Here is a great example of the power of keeping things simple. It asks readers to “press here” to make one painted yellow dot magically turn into two, or change to red, or move on the page. It’s a book full of surprises and fun!
Age it’s best for: 2-5
Why your child will love it
Press Here will get children giggling as the dots move around, change colour, and change size.
Because kids are invited to touch and move the book, they feel like they’re making the story happen.
It’s a great choice for children who have a hard time sitting still for a story, because they get to touch and be physically involved with the book.
The painted illustrations are as simple as you can get, which is part of the appeal of Press Here. And the contrast of the white page and colourful dots will grab children’s attention. Have a look at the illustrations here.
Why you will love it
Press Here is unexpected and fun. It literally gets kids involved in the story and encourages them to use their imagination.
In a fun way, Press Here introduces concepts like colours, numbers, counting, and right and left.
Beyond the bookHere are some things you and your child can talk about after reading Press Here:
- Try painting dots or triangles or squares of your own, and let your child make up a similar story.
- Choose a concept like a colour or counting, and flip through the book applying it as you go. For example, “Let’s find all the red dots,” “Let’s count the dots on this page.”
- Look at the pages near the end where the colours overlap. Can your child see that when the colours combine they create new colours? (ie purple, orange, and green)