Follow the Line! Don’t push the button! Open very carefully!
What sounds like instructions for a busy preschooler are actually picture book titles, and following the instructions are what make these interactive picture books so fun to read! -Teresa
Use your finger and follow the line as it travels around the world, explores a house and discovers a day at school. Each scene contains questions designed to get children looking, counting and thinking.
Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
A purple monster named Larry hosts this interactive book where the only rule is, “Don’t Push the Button!”. But even Larry gets tempted and when he slyly encourages readers to give it “one little push”, strange things start to happen. The temptation to not push the button makes this story enticing to any reader.
Open Very Carefully by Nicola O’Byrne
Open this book very carefully, it’s been taken over by a hungry crocodile! Help the narrator get the croc out of the book, if you dare! This is a lively read with many prompts for interactivity and a format that makes it a good choice for both lap reads and preschool circle time.
Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Readers will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! An unique picture book that uses the power of imagination rather than tabs and flaps. We’ve used this one during storytime with great success and it is surely a crowd favorite. Check out the sequel Mix it up! too.
Tickle the Duck by Ethan Long
An hilarious book that is not only interactive, it’s also tactile with fur and textures to feel and explore. A cranky duck dares readers to tickle his stomach, his armpit, his foot and reacts outrageously every time. A great book to share one-on-one!
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
The book begins with a bare, brown apple tree and in order to see the tree’s “magic,” readers are instructed to tap, rub and even blow the tree a kiss to help it through the seasons of the year. A beautiful book that encourages observing nature in it’s many forms. See also Touch the Brightest Star by the same author.