Tullet's brilliant creation proves that books need not lose out to
electronic wizardry; his colorful dots perform every bit as engagingly
as any on the screen of an iPad. "Ready?" the voiceover-style narration
asks on the first page; it shows a yellow dot on a plain white
background. "Press here and turn the page," it instructs. When the page
is turned, there's a second yellow dot beside the first one. "Great!" it
says. "Now press the yellow dot again." A third yellow dot appears
beside the first two. "Perfect," the narrator continues. "Rub the dot on
the left... gently." On the next page, voila!—that dot is now red.
"Well done!" the book congratulates. The fun continues as the dots
proliferate, travel around the page, grow and shrink in response to
commands to clap, shake, or tilt the book, etc. The joy is in the tacit
agreement between artist and reader that what's happening is magic. Shh!
Don't tell. All ages. (