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Top 100 Picture Books #49: Press Here by Herve Tullet

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#49 Press Here by Herve Tullet (2011) 38 points When I first read this, I thought kids might not get it. I was completely wrong. Captivating and fun. Interactive without the gimmicks. – Stacy Dillon An overwhelming hit at story time. The kids crawl over me to interact with this book. – Martha Sherod Martha’s [...]

Video Sunday: “Everyone agreed he was right to kill the publisher . . .”

Chloe&Lion

Yep.  Your eyes do no deceive you.  You are looking at The World Premier of the book trailer for Mac Barnett and Adam Rex’s latest, greatest (yes, greatest) picture book collaboration.  For one day and one day only I get to be the first person to show this little vid.  Needless to say, I’m thrilled.  [...]

Video Sunday: A hat on top of a hat on top of a dot

Gurgi

Good old Black Cauldron.  So glad to see the Boogie Woogie Kids trying their hand at synthesizing it into its most essential parts.  By the way, is it just me or do other people always hear Gurgi’s voice as that of Grover from Sesame Street?  Big time thanks to Aaron Zenz for this link. Oh, [...]

Fusenews: Now with more Sprog

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In brief . . . Yeah. I thought it was an Onion headline too:  Werner Herzog reads potty-mouthed bedtime audiobook.  I think that’s overseas, though.  Here in the U.S. we got someone else. That’s a good headline.  This one’s not bad either: Children’s author ejected from plane for bad language.  Strange thing is, it says [...]

Review of the Day: Press Here by Herve Tullet

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Press Here By Herve Tullet Chronicle Books $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-8118-7954-5 Ages 4-8 On shelves March 30th When we talk about interactive picture books we’re usually talking about pop-up books or tactile books with fuzzy/bumpy details. When we talk about picture books that break down the fourth wall, we’re usually talking about titles that approach the [...]

Board Book Investigations: Herve Tullet

FingerWorms

They’ve never much appealed to me before, but with my future spawn a-kicking in my midriff, it’s high time I started seeking out some of the better quality board books out there.  After all, I ain’t reading no junk to the fledgling.  So it is we begin a new series here on Fuse #8: Board [...]

Video Sunday: Less orange

HideandSeek

I once served on the Newbery committee that handed the medal to The Higher Power of Lucky.  Or, as I sometimes like to tell it, I was on the committee that handed an award to the book that got remembered almost entirely as “the scrotum book” all thanks to a New York Times article about [...]