We recently got our hands onto an interactive picture book and have been addicted since! “Press Here” written by Hervé Tullet.
I know it’s not a new book for many but a great book nonetheless.
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We got a hard covered paperback copy and the print was lovely. With pages that are a little thicker than the usual paper pack, the book can definitely survive some toddler beating. It also took me a bit of getting used to since I keep thinking I’m flipping two pages stuck together rather than one.
The book is interactive in the sense that it is designed to get the listener moving and maximize interaction between the reader and the listener. Each page has simple image and some instruction, as the listen performs the instruction and the reader flips the page, the picture on the next page “reacts” to the action being performed. This make this book very fun as the listener is able to be more involved. I’ve witnessed this book at play groups and it is even more fun with more children. My daughter at 18 months was having fun, so was the 5 year old at the group. It became a little competition between the children to see who can perform the actions the fastest correctly.
So I had to share this book with my readers. We read this book in chinese at home with my daughter, and it is amazing at teaching colours, simple count, directions, and so much more.
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Below are our translation of this book. I will include the link to download the document containing full text including the traditional chinese version and pin yin at the bottom of this post.
棒极了！想再来一次吗？（the writing on the side：从这里回到开始的地方）
Press Here book translation
Simplified and Traditional Chinese translation for the book Press Here, translated by Carol at growmommy.com
Please do not distribute without permission from me
Available in word format for you to adjust the text size and remove any lines you do not need