For fans of Press Here, this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and play with the book. To start our show we need a band–maybe you can lend a hand! There are lots of ways little hands can make music. Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more–no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. The only thing this band needs is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Play This Book! Pair with Pet This Book, another title in this young picture book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!
Jessica Young’s award-winning picture book My Blue is Happy (2013) was included on the 2014 Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults list and the Texas Library Association’s 2014 “2 x 2 Reading List,” and was chosen to represent Tennessee on the Library of Congress/Center for the Book’s 2013 “52 Great Reads” list. Finley Flowers is her first chapter book series. Jessica grew up in Ontario, Canada and currently lives in Nashville, Tenn. with her family, where she teaches elementary and middle school art.
Daniel Wiseman likes to draw. A lot. He likes it so much, he’s made a career out of it. Usually he draws animals wearing clothes, or kids enjoying a good dance party. However, when prodded, he’s been known to draw pretty much anything else. Daniel currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his beautiful wife and his equally beautiful son. When he isn’t drawing, he can usually be found doing one of these great things: perfecting his biscuit recipe, hiking up a mountain in some faraway location, singing loudly in his car, riding his bike on the mean streets of STL, or napping.