Adventures of the Non-Creative Mom

October 2, 2011

Press Here by Herve Tullet Play Date

I was fortunate enough to get a preview of this book when I visited the Chronicle Books office in San Francisco. I knew my daughter would love it so I pre-ordered it and got it yesterday. We read it for the first time tonight and it was an instant hit that required reading it 3 times. I had to put my foot down that it was time for bed and we would read it again tomorrow. The concept was so cute and it’s great for those kids who love interactive books. It opens up with a yellow dot and instructions to press on the dot. When you turn the page you now have two yellow dots. The whole book has step by step directions to do things like pressing dots, tilting the book, shaking the book and seeing what happens as the dots multiply and move around. My daughter was amazed that pressing a dot would make them multiply or change color and was giggling the whole time waiting to see what would happen on the next page. She really got into it as it had you clapping your hands to make the dots grow larger. There are just so many great things about this book. It definitely lived up to my expectations and was so much fun to read to my daughter. I highly suggest this book to everyone with kids.

Review originally posted on my old blog Munchkin’s Book Journey.

My daughter enjoyed this book so much that when I had a play date where we going to read books and do a craft this was one of my first choices.  We read teh book and then I had a bunch of different sized dots for the kids to make their own picture with.  I’ve been able to freehand draw a circle but luckily I have all kinds of circle templates around to use-Gerber snack bottle top, Snapple drink top, chapstick container & a chocolate container top. 🙂

I loved the pictures the kids made and they were very proud of them.  Here’s Kaitlyn’s.

And a few of her friends’:

We also read Pinkalicious so keep an eye out for that post soon.


  1. Love it! cant wait to do more!!

    Comment by liz — October 3, 2011 @ 12:35 am |Reply

    • Yes! Was so much fun. Ben was so cute. I have to send you the pic of him. I cropped off his face since I wasn’t sure you’d want his picture up 🙂

      Comment by dsuzuki — October 3, 2011 @ 9:16 am |Reply

  2. Wish we had been able to join you at your play date!

    Comment by Zoe — October 18, 2011 @ 11:14 pm |Reply

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