Everybody wants to be Press Here

Press Here

When Hervé Tullet‘s Press Here came out in 2011, reviewer Lolly Robinson wrote that its ingenious interactivity “gives the iPad a licking.” Following a similar no-screen-needed interactive model is this lovely pair of books:     Susan Dove Lempke wrote of Tap the Magic Tree in the January/February 2014 Horn Book Magazine, “Perhaps inspired by […]

Fun and games with Hervé Tullet

The Finger Circus Game

We recently pulled these three books by Hervé Tullet out of a box of review copies. You won’t see them reviewed in the Magazine or Guide, but we think they are worth noticing, especially for fans of Tullet’s 2011 Press Here. (The Guide doesn’t review toy books or board books, even though most of Tullet’s […]

Hervé Tullet


On Wednesday afternoon, Hervé Tullet, author of Press Here (2011, Chronicle Books) and the new I Am Blop! (2013, Phaidon Press), gave a presentation here in the Boston area at the Brookline Public Library. He was in NYC earlier this month, so I think he’s traveling around a bit. I strongly recommend going to see […]

Press Here… the app

Press Here app

If you were like me, you applauded Press Here, the ingenious book by Hervé Tullet, for its anti-app bravado. If the news that there is now an app version (Chronicle, April) of the book disgusts you, please don’t be too quick to judge. The first thing to realize is that Press Here was translated from […]

What if they were eligible?

Press Here

In rounding up what we think are the best picture books of the year and discussing them through a Caldecott committee lens, it can be easy to assume that we are looking for the best picture books of the year, period. But we’re not really, because the Medal can’t go to an illustrator who isn’t […]

Review of Press Here

Press Here by Hervé Tullet; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary     Handprint/Chronicle     64 pp. 4/11     978-0-8118-7954-5     $14.99 The ongoing debate regarding the future of picture books in a digital age has left many struggling for evidence to back up their assertions that traditional books will survive. Here is an interactive book that gives […]

Bonjour, Monsieur Tullet!

book with a hole

Hervé Tullet — the French author, illustrator, and ad agency art director known as the “Prince of Preschool” — has been popping up all over the office recently. Tullet’s new book Press Here directs readers to press, rub, shake, and blow on colorful dots which then “transform” with the page turn. Chronicle’s been promoting Press […]