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Press Hereby Herve Tullet
GOLD - 2012 National Parenting Publications Book Awards
RECOMMENDED - 2012 Parents' Choice Awards, Picture Books
Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens - 2013 Capitol Choices
Synopses & Reviews
When Andrew gets hold of a pencil, anything canand#151;and doesand#151;happen in this innovative and artistic book. The story literally unfolds step-by-step as readers are invited to follow Andrew through flaps and gatefolds. After sharpening his drawing implement on the first page, Andrew challenges the boundaries of each spread by beginning with a line that leads . . . and leads . . . to unexpected finishes. Staircases become dinosaurs, kites become rockets, and even the most unassuming squiggle morphs into a giant chicken! This lighthearted depiction of artistic inspiration is sure to engage doodlers of all ages.
Praise for Andrew Drew and Drew
"Any question of reality versus representation is the gentlest kind, utterly unobtrusive...Joyful imagination, plain and simple."
"The magic comes from the accompanying artwork, which follows the eponymous boy and his adventures in drawing... Like a certain boy with a purple crayon, Andrew knows that drawing offers limitless possibilities, and readers will, too."
"In this humorous and heartfelt portrait of a young artist, Andrew models by example the ebb and flow of the creative process."
"Each page in this cleverly-designed book is filled with a line, a loop, even a stair step that Andrew has doodled on the paper, and the beginnings of his drawings often lead to something that even the artist himself doesnand#8217;t expect."
and#151;Reading Today Online
"The text is spare, with only a few words per page, letting the products of the boyand#8217;s imagination and readersand#8217; anticipation of them shine as the focus of the book. Never has white space seemed so inviting."
and#151;School Library Journal
"Children of all agesand#151;especially those with an interest in drawingand#151;will love exploring the pages of Andrew Drew and Drew. Along the way, they just might absorb some of the bookand#8217;s message about the power of art and the joy of creating it."
"Tullet's brilliant creation proves that books need not lose out to electronic wizardry; his colorful dots perform every bit as engagingly as any on the screen of an iPad. 'Ready?' the voiceover-style narration asks on the first page; it shows a yellow dot on a plain white background. 'Press here and turn the page,' it instructs. When the page is turned, there's a second yellow dot beside the first one. 'Great!' it says. 'Now press the yellow dot again.' A third yellow dot appears beside the first two. 'Perfect,' the narrator continues. 'Rub the dot on the left... gently.' On the next page, voila! — that dot is now red. 'Well done!' the book congratulates. The fun continues as the dots proliferate, travel around the page, grow and shrink in response to commands to clap, shake, or tilt the book, etc. The joy is in the tacit agreement between artist and reader that what's happening is magic. Shh! Don't tell. All ages. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Originally published in France in 2010 by Bayard Editions under the title: Un Livre.
The New York Times bestseller
"Irresistible." –The Wall Street Journal
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!
And coming this September! Watch colors splatter, mix and transform in Mix It Up!, the highly anticipated follow-up to Press Here.
About the Author
Barney Saltzberg is the creator of more than 30 childrenand#8217;s books, as well as a songwriter and performer. His accolades include a 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, a 2011 Teacherand#8217;s Choice Award for the Family, and a Kirkus starred review for Beautiful Oops! Saltzberg lives with his wife, dogs, and guitars in Los Angeles.
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