Feb 16, 2012

Press Here

Press Here (CAN, JP, US, INT)

Written and Illustrated by Herve Tullet

Published by: Chronicle Books

Published on: March 30, 2011

Ages: 2+

I thought I had learned my lesson from Ginny Weasley's mistake in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. As we are told in that book, "Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain."

I guess this book doesn't actually think for itself. But it told me what to do. And I did it.

It wasn't just me though. My kids did it too. Wonder of wonders, so did my husband. Then we did it again.

There's just something irresistible about this charming book that consists of only white pages, primary-coloured dots, and instructions.

I think that this book would be the perfect book for English as a Foreign Language Teachers. If my friends in ELT have no book but one, I hope this is it. Easy enough for beginners, engaging enough for even the most advanced adults, this book would be a perfect conversation starter.


  1. Another bonus about this book: it is easy for parents to translate onthe fly into whichever language the wish!

    Griffin loves this book--we have checked it out from the library over and over (every time he sees it on display, he insists on borrowing it).

  2. Thanks for the book idea! This looks like great fun :)
    Sarah, I hope you're right that this translates easily in German, too! :)

  3. Maybe I should check this out for my EFL students as well as my for my daughter.Thanks for the great suggestion!

  4. Haha! I've been caught out by this book in the bookshop too. It's irresistible


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