Chronicle Highlights: PRESS HERE & PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

February 18, 2011

in Announcements,Chronicle Books,Publicity,Reviews,Sales Materials,Sell Sheets

PRESS HERE: Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

Click here to experience the magic!

Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!

Hervé Tullet has been an art director at various ad agencies, a magazine illustrator, and for the past 15 years, a creator of children’s books. He lives with his two sons and daughter in Paris.

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“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.”

Press Here
By Herve Tullet
HC, $14.99, 9780811879545
Release Date: March 2, 2011
Pub Date: April 1, 2011
Chronicle Children

PANTONE: Color of the Year for 2011!

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Each winter, global color authority Pantone selects a shade that reflects and predicts the cultural tone of the coming year. This journal’s cover features the hotly anticipated Pantone Color of the Year for 2011!

 

Pantone Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Inc.) is the world-renowned authority on colour. For more than 45 years Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services, and technology for the colourful exploration and expression of creativity. In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created the Pantone Matching System, a book of standardized colour in fan format-an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating colours to solve the problems associated with producing accurate colour matches in the graphic arts community. Pantone has since expanded its colour matching systems to include other colour-critical industries including digital, fashion, home, plastics, architecture, interiors, and paint. Today, the Pantone name is known worldwide as the standard language for accurate colour communication.

Pantone: Honeysuckle JOURNAL
By Pantone, Inc.
Blank Journal, $9.95, 9780811877756
Release Date: April 20, 2011
Pub Date: May 1, 2011
CHRONICLE

 

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