I love Tullet's picture books! His simplistic but interactive style is
perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but engages school-age children as
well. "Press Here" is a fine example.
It all starts with a single yellow
dot. As children follow the directions to press the dot, gently rub the dot,
tilt the book, blow on the page and more, the colors, size and number of
dots change, just like magic.
A wonderful read-aloud, both creative and vastly entertaining, children
beg to hear it again and again.
Other titles by Tullet, including "The Game of Finger Worms" and "The
Game of Light," will be coming to the library soon. Share a new type of
picture book experience with your child and check out "Press Here" now.
"Mama Builds a Little Nest," by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by
Steve Jenkins, Beach Lane Books, 2014, ages 4-8
This book is a new favorite. It's a wonderful blend of storybook and
nonfiction and is a great fit for preschool and school-age children because
of its unique setup. On the left-hand page, Ward's playful rhyming language
describes the nests of different types of birds, with the right-hand page
giving more detailed information for your young naturalist.
Learn about the burrow owl that makes its nest in a hole in the ground,
or the cuckoo that lays her eggs in another bird's nest —
or even the emperor penguin father who cradles eggs on his feet!
Children will also love Jenkins' detailed cut-paper collage illustrations
with their bright colors.
If you're looking for a way to introduce your child to the beauties and
idiosyncrasies of nature, this book is a perfect fit.
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"The Squeaky Door," by Margaret Read MacDonald,
illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma, HarperCollins, 2006, ages 4-8
This title is a perfect read-aloud guaranteed to get lots of
giggles. Little Boy is spending the night at Grandma's house. In the
big brass bed. All by himself. He doesn't remain alone for long,
though. Every time Grandma closes the squeaky door, Little Boy cries
-- and Grandma adds an animal to his bed.
Children love guessing what animal will be next to join the fun,
and the resulting chaos keeps them enthralled. Whimsical
illustrations with horses dressed in polka-dot pajamas and Grandma
with her head full of curlers add another element of humor. But
children especially love the repetitive language, and you'll find
them telling the story along with you, ready every time with a
If your little people love silly stories, this is a must-read.
To check out these books or to enjoy other titles in the
wonderful picture book collection, come see us at the Lincoln Public
Library, 725 Pekin St.
Lincoln Public Library District]