Fabulous New Press Here App

I’ve had this mom gig for twelve years now.  In that time I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of books.  Character books, girly books, books for animal lovers, you name, I’ve seen it.  Until this adorable book landed on my doorstep: Press Here

You start out with one yellow dot and follow the directions.  It’s such a simple book but completely magical.  My kindergartner fell in love with it.  My fourth grader smiled her way through and then at the end said “I know that book was always like that.  It wasn’t because I was making it happen.”  Frankly if she hadn’t figured that out on her own I’d be alarmed.

The cherry on top is that a Press Here app has just launched.  I mean seriously, fifteen games and activities that encourage imagination, how cool is that?  This app loving family is in heaven.
The author Herve Tullet based the app on his best selling book, but wanted to make sure that it wasn’t an exact copy.  He wanted the app to be something new and innovative.  Mission accomplished.

The toughest critics I could find (my three kids) tested out the app and here’s what they had to say:
J, 12 yrs old: Not much of a talker, he smiled and liked pushing the dots together. 
J, 10 yrs old: “I love it.  My favorite is ‘Fireworks.’ I like watching them collide.”
A, almost 6 yrs old: “Hey my favorite is Fireworks too!”

Check out this cute trailer for the app to get a feel for what it’s all about:

Download the app and let me know what you think. 

Tell me if your toughest critics approved it as well!

AND one lucky reader can win a copy of the book, Press Here, plus a download code for both the iPad and iPhone version. 
TO WIN: Leave one comment on this post- it can be anything you want- how much you love books, apps, why you want to win, etc.
I will pick a winner on Thursday, April 26th. 

 

 This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% mine and my kids. 
Mique
Hi- I'm Mique (as in Mickey). I started 30days as an idea file a few years ago. After three years and hundreds of ideas, I now realize that I'll never check them all off my list. When I'm not creating, I love spending time with family and friends and long drives, especially if they end at the beach.
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Comments

    • Mique says

      Sorry Jennifer. :( For now it’s Apple products. I’ll see what I can find out about other products.

      • says

        It’s not a huge deal. I’m sure they’ll come out with an Android version eventually. I get so excited when I see apps my autistic daughter would really enjoy, but she’s currently addicted to The Very Hungry Caterpillar app, so she’ll stay busy with that one for a while. ;)

  1. Cate says

    I just had my first baby boy and im collecting books for when he gets older. I love how this will help him!

  2. Ann Merry says

    Looks like a fun book and app! My granddaughters would love these. Thanks for the chance to enter the drawing.
    -Ann

  3. Heather M. says

    We checked this out from the library once. We would love to have a copy of our own. We love books!

  4. Jilynn Bradshaw says

    I just got this book to read and approve so that it can go in my son’s school library. I loved it!

  5. Tina says

    We love this book!! Got it at the library and my kids (2&4) wouldn’t put it down! Such simple, silly fun!

  6. Michelle says

    I actually saw this book at the book store today and wish I would have picked it up to look at it. Thanks for sharing the post about it.

  7. erin g. says

    My parents have this book at their house and my daughter LOVES it. It would be great to have one at our house too!

  8. Teresa says

    I am going to have to check out this book for sure. I just got an iPad and am wanting to use it in my preschool room a bit. Been looking for cool apps and this one might just fit the bill! :)

  9. Colleen says

    This book is great! I checked it out from our school library and my kindergarteners absolutely loved it! Would love to have my own copy for the classroom. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Larah says

    My husband and I are about to have our first child, a baby girl! We would love to add this book to her collection!

  11. says

    I love how people try so hard to come up with some new fancy story for kids..and it’s the simple ones that always come out on top. :) I would love this book for my kids and I definitely plan to get the app!

  12. kelly says

    I love a good book, especially a tried and true one for the kids. =0) I’d love to win this. =0)
    cooperkelly4@yahoo dot com

  13. Blanca says

    Well…I love your blog, apps and books. :)

    Thank you for sharing this app looks really great & so does the book. :)

  14. Derek says

    Finally an app that can keep my kids busy (at doctor’s visits or shopping).

    Thanks for having this giveaway it looks really great.

  15. Stephanie Evans says

    I would love to get both the book and the app code, for my Grandsons. They would love this!!!

  16. Sherry Truong says

    I think the book is the best. Can’t wait to download the app for my two young daughters :) Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Myrrtle says

    Looks like a great app! I am sure a lot of mommies would like to try this apps for them and even for kids..

  18. Jenni says

    We have the ipad app and my kids love it. Would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.

  19. Heather says

    huh! Never heard of this book, we will be checking it out of the library! Thanks, I love having good book recommendations rather than anything-that-comes-off-the-shelf-and-home-with-us. We’ve found only a few keepers that way. :)

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  21. Erin says

    Always on the lookout for apps my kids will love, but not a fan of spending a lot. I’s love to win this :)

  22. jenny brusselback says

    I think my 1st graders would love this book (and the app too!). Thanks for sharing it!

  23. says

    Is it weird that I ADORE children’s books? Obsessed. I love a graphic and creative book that doesn’t talk down to kids and sparks their imagination and creativity. This one looks really interesting and it’s awesome that it offers something for all ages. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Kaitlin says

    My son just turned 1 and the two things he loves most: Reading & Electronics. I love that a lot of books are coming out with applications that enhance the experience! Thanks for sharing this!

  25. Kari VanNoy says

    This looks great! I know I could keep my nephew busy for a while when he takes over my ipad!