Publisher: Balzer & Bray, 2014
Book Type: Fiction
Themes: Interactive, Cause & Effect
I need to reach that bar to win the game.
Can you help me?
How do I get from HERE to THERE?
If I win, I get a
Synopsis (from Amazon website):
In this interactive video-game-inspired picture book perfect for fans of Press Here and Tap the Magic Tree, Blip needs to reach the bar to win his game—but he needs the reader’s help. If he wins, he gets a surprise!
Tap, tickle, and shake Blip.
Tilt, turn, and bounce Blip.
Help Blip win the game in this spirited interactive book, perfect for reading—and playing—again and again!
- Check-out these other interactive books PRESS HERE, TAP THE MAGIC TREE, and MIX IT UP for loads of fun.
- Create Blip out of polymer clay or pom-poms and pipe cleaners.
Why I Like This Book:
First there was PRESS HERE which expanded the boundaries of interactive books in a new way for today techno-gadget babies. Then came TAP THE MAGIC TREE which built upon the interactivity but added concepts about the seasons. Ms. Salina Yoon is taking us even further down this path by blending a traditional story arc with the interactivity for a video-game inspired story.
Blip our main character has to get from HERE to THERE, but how. The number bar tells the reader they have five attempts to win the game and get their surprise! Readers will bounce, tilt, and flip, BLIP to comical results. Rest assured Blip and the ingenious reader will win the game and get a special, heartfelt surprise in the end.
My favorite aspect of the book were the funny responses from Blip when the action didn’t go quite right. They just made me chuckle. Here is one example.
Could you shake the book so I can bounce?
Go ahead. Shake!
NOT SO FAST!
Bounce it slower please!
Here is another from when the tilting is a bit too much.
Enjoy the trailer! Shhh…..The retro music makes me want to go play Pac-Man or Q*bert.
This review is part of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.
Disclosure: I received a F&G (fold and gather, not bound) copy of this story from the author. This review nevertheless reflects my own and honest opinion about the book.