Hervé Tullet is the master of interactive picture books. They are picture books for the ‘app generation,’ those kids who have grown up with electronic devices from a very young age. Much like apps Hervé’s books get kids tapping, swiping, tilting and mixing but on a page instead of a screen. I’ve loved Press Here and Mix It Up! and his latest book, Let’s Play, is just as much fun.
Let’s Play takes readers on an adventure with yellow dot that is full of movement, colour and silliness. Yellow dot talks directly to the reader, giving instructions and asking for help, so the book will keep kids engaged. There are all sorts of concepts included in the book, from colours and numbers to following a line with your finger from left to right, which helps the development of writing in young children.
Let’s Play encourages kids to play and explore and shows them just how fun a book can be. Like Mo Willems’ excellent ‘It’s a Book,’ Let’s Play is a book that really celebrates paper books. It’s the perfect book for one-on-one sharing or for older children to enjoy by themselves. Fans of Hervé Tullet will love this new book and it’s sure to capture new fans both young and old.