Let's Play! by Herve Tullet

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April 2016 Book of the Month Hervé Tullet subverts the idea of touchscreen technology with characteristic playfulness and invention in his new book. In Let’s Play a spot of paint, primary bright yellow, addresses the reader directly, inviting children to join it in a game. Reading the book becomes a physical experience as readers follow the instructions to press hard on pages, follow painted lines with their fingers, blow and shake their heads. It’s a piece of theatre, an interactive adventure that explores colour, layout, design and the magic of printed pages. Unlike anything else, this is a book to surprise and delight with every reading. ~ Andrea Reece


Let's Play! by Herve Tullet

It's only a yellow dot...but what a dot it is. A dot with attitude, jaunty and sporting a sense of adventure. There isn't a reader who'll be able to resist taking up its challenge: 'Follow me' demands our dot and we're off on the ride of colour, motion, shape and imagination that we know and love so well from Press Here and Mix It Up. And this dot has an extra special dimension: emotion. Our dot connects not only to the mind but to the heart with an extraordinary sense of humour, fear, joy, and more while it pushes, lurches, wiggles and slides its way through...and even off the pages of this glorious companion to New York Times best sellers Press Here and Mix It Up.


"Tullet's fans will rush to add this to their collection." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Printed matter has never been so interactive; and at £9.99 it’s much cheaper than an iPad. Take that Apple!” IT’S NICE THAT

“An elegantly conceived picture book." —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Just watch the kids go dotty over this one. Thank you Mr Tullet, for your simple magic.” BOOKS FOR KEEPS

“An ingenious picture book that uses the power of the imagination to create a fun interactive experience for preschoolers.” BOOK TRUST

“An absolute delight” TEACH PRIMARY

“a simple but endlessly exciting book, a blend of magic and fun.” THE LADY

About the Author

Herve Tullet

Herve Tullet is the creator of over 50 children's books. He was born in Normandy, and later studied Fine Arts and Decorative Arts before working as an Art Director. Herve Tullet loves to provoke surprise when he meets children and the magic also works through his much-awaited books, and he was awarded the Sorcieres Prize 2010. Herve lives in Paris.

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68 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

29th March 2016




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