1. Thanks again for the shout out. 🙂 Interestingly, my kids weren’t all that into Press Here. We did read it together and I assumed my 2 year old would really like it but she didn’t. John (8) got the concept and thought it was clever but it hasn’t come out of the book basket again. It’s interesting how different books appeal to different people. They do really love the One Red Dot series of pop up books so they aren’t immune to this kind of book.

  2. Dorie

    Some of my children’s picks are definitely not mine 🙂 Then again, there are books that I as a grown up really appreciate and some of the meaning/details that make it so are missed by them. (I still read these aloud to them, but need to stop and explain/teach) Thankfully, there are so many books to read that we typically agree on a vast majority of what is good.
    Recently, we read My Uncle Martin’s Words for America. Not sure how new it is, but new to us, and we did all agreed that it was good. I appreciated the emphasis on a few key words like love and freedom. This really focused the children and me!

  3. I think it’s good to hear honest opinions. I loved Me, Jane, but also didn’t enjoy the Hat book either as much as others have written. A colleague and I just had lunch & shared new picture books we had found. She shared Child of The Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton, illus. by Raul Colón. It’s a beautifully written & illustrated story. Check it out!

  4. Amy

    Dorie, I hopped over to your blog and read your post about the Civil Rights Movement books and tried to comment, but I couldn’t get my links to work, do I’ll try it here:

    We read a Phillis Wheatley biography last year called Phillis’s Big Test: https://hopeisthewordblog.com/2011/05/09/philliss-big-test-by-catherine-clinton/

    It is a good book, but I’d like to read the book you reviewed for another perspective.

    Have you read Martin’s Big Words? The title of the book you read reminds me of it. It’s a must-read! https://hopeisthewordblog.com/2011/01/20/read-aloud-thursday-the-civil-rights-movement/

  5. Please excuse me for “lurking” and especially for writing about the same book I partially reviewed last week! The moment I had was incredible, and I had to write a post on it.

  6. I’m glad I’m not the only one who wasn’t enraptured with Press Here. It was ok for a one time browsing but beyond that – nothing memorable. (In fact, I had forgotten all about it until I saw your review! Not that that’s a conclusive argument but there you have it. ;D

    We read another chapter book this week and finished it yesterday. Translate THAT to mean: I’ll be back with RAT next week.

  7. Just wanted to thank you for your earlier review of Me…Jane. We read that for my very science-interested five-year-old, and we may try to get it again: there is a Disney movie coming out this year in their nature series that follows a chimpanzee’s life, and according to the trailer, Jane Goodall is … somehow involved (sorry for the shoddy memory there). Now, if you could just find a great picture book level biography of Marie Curie! 😉

  8. I’ve read four of the shortlisted picture books: I Want My Hat Back, Press Here, I Had a Favorite Dress, and The Princess and the Pig. My favorite would definitely have to be The Princess and the Pig!!! Press Here was fun because it was so different and a little quirky. But I’m not sure it’s exactly timeless the way some other picture books are.

  9. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on these picture books, Amy! Thanks for the invite to participate in Read Aloud Thursday — what a gret meme. I’ll be back. 🙂

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