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Press Here

Press Here
By Henre Tullet
Chronicle, 2011 Originally published in France, 2010

An interactive book that will delight and entertain a child for hours!

Author/artist Henre Tullet brilliantly asks the reader to press a yellow dot and turn the next page, where two yellow dots appear.  When three yellow dots display on the page, he asks the reader to touch the one on the left, and on the next page it turns red!  Throughout the book, the author asks the reader to tilt it to the left, shake them up, press all the dots, and tap the dot five times and each action results in something happening.  Magic!  In the meantime, the reader is learning colors, numbers, his/her left and right and how to follow directions!

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Wait! Wait!

Wait!  Wait!
by Hatsue Nakawaki,  Illustrated by Komako Sakai
Enchanted Lion Books, 2013
originally published in 2002 by Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc., in Japan, under the title Korya Mate Mate

This illustrated story captures the essence of a toddler’s fascination and intense curiosity with life.  We watch a child when their whole world is ‘one butterfly.’  They learn ‘butterfly’ by examining one intently.  We watch the child experience a lizard.  We watch them experience a pigeon, the most common of birds—but new to them.  The story is told in thirty words, a third of which are the single word, ‘wait’, and relies on its simple drawings to show the surprise, the fascination and the joy of being in the moment, a child’s moment. A comforting story of discovery.

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