Press Here: The App
By Chronicle Books
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Get the app inspired by Press Here, the interactive picture book that's been on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than 100 weeks! Press Here: The App includes 15 delightfully simple games and activities for kids of all ages.
Press Here: The App has now been featured in the New York Times! Check out the article here: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/app-smart-extra-press-here/
Games and Activities:
•Are You Coming? – Drag the dots into each other and try to combine them
•Free Play – Tap the dots to play sounds and bump them into each other to see what happens
•Get Inside – Try to get the little dot into the big circle
•Inside Goal – Play tabletop hockey with dots!
•Yum – Watch as the dots “eat” each other and grow…then tap to change colors and “eat” again
•Many Roads – Draw roads with your finger
•Fireworks – Launch the fireworks and watch them explode into sparkles
•Tap Tap – Tap to create dots everywhere
•Memory – Match the different dots and watch the matched pairs disappear
•Rain – Make it rain colors
•Music Box – Tap to play a tune
•Drawing – Free drawing and dot-making
•Press Here – Make lots of dots and then play with them
•Studio – Create dots and tilt them all around
•Photo – Draw a picture and then take a picture of it
When Hervé Tullet published the picture book Press Here in 2011, a phenomenon was born. Kids and kids at heart followed the instructions in the book and embarked upon a journey where colorful dots danced, swirled, and seemed to move around the page—all powered by their own imaginations.
Now this beloved book has inspired a brand-new entertainment app that is sure to dazzle kids of all ages. Picking up where the book left off, this app introduces children to a magical world of brightly winking, blinking, multiplying, and colliding dots that create visually rich, intuitive play. Screen-poking tots and fun-loving adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size.
With 15 original games and activities offering unlimited hours of fun, the Press Here app is a must-have for admirers of the book and a great introduction to Hervé Tullet for new fans. Plus, it’s available on the iPad and iPhone.
About the Picture Book:
Press Here by Hervé Tullet was first published in the U.S. by Chronicle Books in March 2011. The picture book has now been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for more than thirty weeks (and counting!) and has received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews. Additionally it was named one of the best picture/children’s books of the year in 2011 by Publishers Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, and the Wall Street Journal.
About the Author:
Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children's books.
Bright dots + great sounds
I wasn't sure how a book would translate into an app but this was pretty amazing. The app has an opening screen of 3 rows of dots. To begin, you just start pressing the dots and exploring. Each dot brings you to a different game/activity. My favorite activity is "Rain" You can make it rain and control the rain out of the colorful dots. It's not only fun to watch, but the audio is sooooo soothing. Make sure to have the sound on or your headphones in because the fun audio really made my experience.
The games don't have insturctions which is totally part of the fun. I love t that you can just start pressing the dots on the screen and see what happens.
Should have read the reviews before purchasing
I have 3 complaints ( that many others have had as well):
I bought this because my 15 month old loves the "Press Here" book but gets too excited and, sadly, has ripped several of the pages. I really wish there was a board book version but I was excited to see an app available as the 'story' seems like it would adapt wonderfully to a touch screen format. And hey, it's the digital age after all.
I was bewildered to discover that the book's simple narrative game is nowhere to be found in this app. My disappointment was initially countered by the promise of many other games based on the books premise but that excitement quickly vanished when I realized that the games are confusing and yet all basically the same thing; tap and a dot appears.
Worst of all, there's no sound which - despite the developers chipper assurance that you just need to tap MORE - seems to be an actual bug as no amount of tapping or Settings changes has resulted in sound.
Great app for kids and adults!
Sound works perfectly in all screens especially the music box. Other reviewers obviously didn't play enough :) App is similar to wonderful books. Helps to open the imagination!