Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Chances are you already watched the Press Here trailer and read multiple blog posts about this highly interactive book. I was not sure how well it would work as a whole group read-aloud but it was a huge success. It might have been this school year's most successful book sharing experience.
I passed out Post-it notes and asked students to respond to the book.
*"A very funny book that makes you think what is going to happen when you do it and very silly."
*"It makes you think about what comes next. And by the way, very funny."
*"A very fun book to entertain yourself with. You don't just read it too--you can also touch stuff too and you have to touch it. I enjoyed it."
*"It makes you try and think what comes next and it is a really funny book."
*I think it's fun because it is almost like you are controlling what the book does."
*I think it is a really cool book because you don't want to put it down and it gets your attention."
*I think it's really fun because it's like real and the dots are like your pet and you could control it."
*"This is a really cool book because it's like it can hear and feel you."
*"This is fun because it's almost like you're controlling everything the book does."
*"I think it's fun because you control what the book does."
*"I think this is cool because you get to watch things change and you think you are controlling it."
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Hervé Tullet's website reminds me of Prezi.
Hervé Tullet is known in France as the "prince of pre-school books."
Borrow Press Here from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.