Sunday, April 5, 2015

Press Here and Mix It Up! - Herve Tullet

Title: Press Here, Mix It Up!
Author: Herve Tullet
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2011, 2014 (Hardcover)
Length: 56 pages each
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Started: April 5, 2015
Finished: April 5, 2015

From the back covers:

Press Here.
That's right.
Just press the yellow dot.
And turn the page.

     Watch colours splatter, mix, and transform.
All at the touch of a finger.
Follow the directions and turn the page:
Magic and fun await!

I've had my eye on these for a while now, and my daughter just received these as an Easter gift so we were finally able to add these to our library.

These books are quite interactive and fun. In Press Here, the reader is asked to press dots in primary colours to make them shift, multiply, and shake from one page to the next. In Mix It Up!, the reader is asked to mix primary coloured dots together and shake the book to create secondary colours of different shades.

These are the perfect books for young children, especially ones that would appreciate an interactive element in their stories.

Great additions to your kid's library, very whimsical books that are fun and also teach colour theory to boot.

Thoughts on the cover:
Very simple but effective, and representative of the overall style throughout the books.