Tap! Tap! Tap! – Herve Tullet


Allen & Unwin

May 2023


RRP: $36.75

Hervé Tullet is absolutely one of my favourite creators for little peeps, and I have many fond memories of sharing Mix it Up and Press Here with The Kid when she was younger. [Fun fact: did you know that Press Here was on the NYT bestseller list for over 4 years!] I have used many of his books with Prep children and especially use The Game of Light and The Game in the Dark when Year 1 have done the topic of Night & Day. It’s been a while since a new one has come our way although I keep myself entertained by following his socials (always so fun!) and children will have just as much pleasure in this one as the older titles.

Once again the reader is invited into the text, using their hand as a ‘dancer’ who swoops and swirls, leaps and bounds and zooms wildly at times but gracefully at others. All in all, it is just another one of Hervé’s deceptively simple books which is a masterpiece in interactive play. Starting in a gentle way but increasing in complex and intricate movements, with some superb language – ‘curlicues’!!! – readers will once again beg to read it over and over. And, of course, the possibilities for follow up art work are endless.

Highly recommended for your littlest readers from around 3 years upwards -it is just pure joy! Have fun!!

Just saying!!

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