Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Press Here and Dot: Two different approaches to circles

Press Here
By Hervé Tullet
Hardcover, 56 pages
Chronicle Kids, March 2011
Rated: 5 Bites: Must Read 

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!  

My son seemed to really like this book! Like the summary above says, each page has something for you to do. Sometimes you're pressing dots, tilting pages, blowing the pages. Whether you're reading the book to your child or they're reading it themselves, this will be one I'm not sure they'll only read once!

By Patricia Intriago
Hardcover, 40 pages
Margaret Ferguson Books, May 2011
Rated: 3 Bites: Still good, but not on the top of the list

Dots here, dots there, you can see dots everywhere! Some are loud, and some are quiet. Some are happy, and some are sad. Some dots even taste yummy, while others taste bad. Graphic designer Patricia Intriago sets bold, circular shapes against a stark white background to emphasize opposite dot relationships.

This one takes a different approach to dots than Press Here. This one shows how the dots can be different with comparisons/opposites. Enjoyable. But I did like Press Here better. But they're different types of books so you can't compare them solely on entertainment factor.

Reviewed by Robot

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