Monday, March 4, 2013

Mini Monday #28

Mini Monday: Where I do two “mini” reviews on two children’s books. Each book will get a Thumbs up, Middle Thumb, or Thumbs down rating!

Press Here by Herve Tullet
Hardcover, 56 pages

March 30th 2011 by Chronicle Books
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Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!

I loved this book. I first saw it in the bookstore but thought it might be a little too young for my 5 year old and a little too old for my 3 year. However when I saw it later while I was with my older son he thought it looked pretty fun.

This is a very simple interactive book and would be great for a child that knows their left and right and is learning to follow directions. It is lots of fun. I think it would be great if someone turned this book into a real interactive book on a table or something. Definitely pick this book up or at least rent it from the library.

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The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street by Ann Redisch Stampler
Illustrated by
 Francesca Carabelli
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Kar-Ben Publishing

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There are lots of cats on Ben Yehuda Street, but it is the friendship between a little grey cat with a red collar and a fluffy white stray cat that brings two lonely neighbors together.

Well my son is a cat person so I thought he would enjoy this book. I have to say I was right. He said he loved this book. It’s just a story about a man who runs a fish shop and his neighbor and a couple cats, nothing complicated going on. The artwork was interesting. They were full page graphics and it looked as though you could see the brush strokes which I tend to like.  I say go ahead and pick this book up. It was a quick, cute read.
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*This book was provided by NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Dear Laura,
    I was so happy to read your lovely review of The Cats on Ben Yehuda Street! As much as I hope adults will enjoy my picture books, the words I really want to hear are that a child loved it -- and your son did! Thank you so very much for sharing the book with him.

    1. Thanks! His exact words were "I love this book!" I love reading books to him and trying to incorporate his thoughts into my review. Like you said, the kids opinions are the important ones here!


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