Press Here by Herve TulletPress Here by Herve Tulletsticker-burst

Press Here

byHerve Tullet

Picture Books | January 5, 2011

see the collection Heather's Picks

Pricing and Purchase Info

$15.84 online 
$21.99 list price save 27%

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


PRESS HERE, MIX IT UP!, LET'S PLAY! and now SAY ZOOP! Collect all four interactive books from Herve Tullet! Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!
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.
Title:Press HereFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:56 pages, 8.75 × 8.75 × 0.5 inPublished:January 5, 2011Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811879542

ISBN - 13:9780811879545

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I love this book! It's great for engaging those children who don't enjoy reading as well. Very fun!
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and interactive Engages young readers because it's entertaining and interactive. Also helps them with counting skills, learning colours and directions.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids love this book! Such a fun and interactive book for young kids - I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Total Gem! I discovered this book on the shelf of my school library, and casually flipped through it. Within 5 seconds I realized I had found a total gem. My students were absolutely spellbound as I read it to them. I managed to get all 18 of them to participate, and they could not wait to see what would happen next. This is one of the best books for young people I have ever read.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Book! Used this book with my toddler class and they all loved it. Great way to keep children engaged. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book for young kids Great book for young kids. My kids loved this book from about 3-7 years of age. Fun, and engaging and the anticipation and excitement remains even after going through the book over and over.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun! Young kids absolutely adore this book. It really isn't great for reading to a group of more that 3 or four kids but is still great!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 yo loves it! I'll be honest, when I first looked at this book in store, I wasn't impressed. What's the point? I was bored before I got 3 pages in. BUT. Then I read it with my 3yo. An interactive book? I was telling someone about it & they though I was talking about a screentime activity. Nope, just good old fashioned hands-on book time. It teaches my daughter about following directions. She's learning her left & right, how to count, identifying patterns, etc. Brilliant concept that makes sense as soon as you see the glee in your child's face as her actions cause an effect on the next page!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive So much fun with the kids. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive Story This is a great story for young children age 4-8. Very cute. A must have
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun book for kids 4-8 This is book super interactive you're kids will be turning it upside-down, shake it, tap it. The kids tried to follow the tasks the books give so they unintentionally learned things like their left-and-right directions.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive book Makes a great read aloud in a classroom.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No screen necessary No need for electronics with this wonderfully creative interactive book. Wish I could find more of these...
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Our granddaughter just loves this interactive book .. she tells everyone it's magical!
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love omg love love love this book!!! extremly interactive! my son is almost 7 and still loves this book!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of fun A very interactive reading experience that kids love
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Press Here Great interactive story. My daughter loved it.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My kids love how you have to follow the instructions on each page :) #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent interactive book I love how interactive this is without the need for an electronic screen! The kids love it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun for kids My nieces and nephew (ages 3 to 4) loooved this! I don't generally enjoying rereading books over and over again (as kids will request), but this one was fun every time.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great this is a great interaction book. really gets kids into it. they love to see what happens next and what theyre reaction will be.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome My kids love these interactive books.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from in love with this book! the students simply enjoy the tullet books the most. seems to be the ones i have to keep retaping before buying another copy. his books not only allow the students to interact with each other but strengthen their numerical and communication skills.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read for the kiddos Such a simple and interactive book.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive and fun! The first of Herve Tullet's interactive books is great for the toddler crowd.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive Idea! What a wonderful book for children! Not only is this book interactive, but the conceptual drawings are easy to understand for my toddler. We will be enjoying this book for a long time!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A great idea I adore the idea of this book, but just the dots usually isn't enough to keep my kiddo engaged. He will bring it out every once in a while, but it's not one that he goes back to. The idea is absolutely brilliant, and the simple use of primary colours is refreshing and simple palette, but I think for my kiddo at least, tangible characters and relatable objects make for a repeat favourite. I still recommend it, especially if your child likes simple stories, surprises, and books with a lot of interaction. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interactive silliness! Love to read this book with my four year old. She thinks it's hilarious and loves following the directions. #indigoreviews
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! We read this book at my child's preschool and we love it' my son loves how interactive it is!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kids Book! I buy this book as a gift for all of my friends kids. It's a fun, interactive read!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this book! Such a great interactive book to read with a child! It can also work to read with a group of children if you take turns.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Creative This book is great to read one on one with a child!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So imaginative! I adored this book! I've never had an experience 'playing' with a book like this before. It truly is one-of a-kind.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for kids My three year old LOVED this book. It is interactive and fun to read.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute It is a cute book, kids laughed throughout the read.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For Young Readers My 3 year old son loves this book the only thing that would make it better is if there was real paint in the pages that mixed.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Such a fun book - this was interactive and fun - the first time reading it was my all time favorite to see the kids reactions... but it still holds to being a fun book! My husband would argue my love of this book - he NEEDS to have a story line in the books he likes to read with the kids - and he says it isn't a story at all... yes maybe - but we get to practice colors, pressing, tapping, rubbing, counting, patterns, shaking, and following instructions...I loved how it engaged the children - and they believed that "they" were making the next page happen!!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yeah! No technology! I love the fact that this book has a magical quality without the use of technology. It is simple yet so innovative! What fun it would be for children to create their own book and decide whether to press, tilt, shake, turn upside down or whatever and determine what the outcome would be.It would be such a learning for preschool age children (even older) to try it out with concrete, real life, objects and then represent that learning through the creation of their own book.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for kids aged 2 - 5 Our son brought this book home from school and I was instantly amazed. It's so simple yet so inspiring. He wanted to read it over and over again. Better than any App. It's now on my go-to list for books to gift to friends or for baby showers. I also found the book Tap the Magic Tree which is similar and just as much fun!
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for kids aged 2 - 5 Our son brought this book home from school and I was instantly amazed. It's so simple yet so inspiring. He wanted to read it over and over again. Better than any App. It's now on my go-to list for books to gift to friends or for baby showers. I also found the book Tap the Magic Tree which is similar and just as much fun!
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous and fun! I bought this book so that there would be more interaction with my kids. My two year old wasn't interested but my daughter who is almost five loves it! I have to admit that I had a few giggles as well playing up the story having fun. Definitely recommend this one to add to your collection as it is a lot of fun!
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for kids and adults too! This book was the most interactive book, I have ever read. It is simple, magical, but it is very simplistic! Kids will be wowed by their ability to magically move things on the page. Age appropriate for kids from 1 to 100, everyone will enjoy this one.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging! I work with a child who has had a disheartening six years of life. One day he was having a meltdown and nothing could change his mood. I had purchased Press Here a few days before. The book mesmerized him and took him from despair to delight. The playful instructions and vibrant illustrations within the book will captivate young children. It will be a well-worn book!
Date published: 2012-08-14

Editorial Reviews

"Press Here is a tour de force of imagination and playfulness that belongs on every family bookshelf" - Seattle Times"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"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"Entertaining and intriguing." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Deceptively simple, and endlessly entertaining "-Kepler's Books and Magazines, Camino Real Menlo Park, CA"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"At the close of this reading experience, you'll hear the ultimate praise: 'Read it AGAIN!' Hooray for the book!" -Kids Brain blog"[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"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"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"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"We're reading Press Here [by Herve Tullet]!" -Kelly Rutherford, actress, Gossip Girl"We believe in magic after reading this book? .This could quite possibly give birth to a whole new genre of kid lit." -"Utterly captivating." -The Modesto Bee"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"This is one that will be passed around every classroom, every library and at every gathering of family and friends. Irresistible." - Shelf Awareness"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"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"The bottom line: "Press Here" is a tour de force of imagination and playfulness that belongs on every family bookshelf." -Courier & Press"Such a fun, simple book but one that will keep your preschooler enthralled and entertained. ? An age-appropriate thought-provoker.""So clever and so much fun." -Raising Creative and Curious Kids blog"Simple in appearance, genius in execution. An interactive book for interactive times, Press Here will please all comers. A must see." - Travis Jonker,"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.""Press Here is the ultimate book for engaging very young children and holding their attention." James Patterson's"My kids love for me to read this book to them." Kelly Rutherford, actress, Gossip Girl"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"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"For something to read alongside your young grandchildren, you must check out "Press Here" by Herve Tullet." -Brainerd Dispatch"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"It takes a low-tech book to remind us of all the fun you can have without a single electronic gadget. " - HuffingtonPost Parents"Irresistible? A cross between a high-concept picture book and an iPhone, only more charming." -The Wall Street Journal"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"