Playtime Discovery Report
Species: The Dot.
Known behavior: Doing the polka on dresses and providing authoritative punctuation.
New sighting: Delighting toddlers in Press Here, Chronicle Books’s new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch based on the best-selling children’s picture book by Hervé Tullet.
Observed activity: Blinking, multiplying, and colliding with and chasing other dots while being manipulated by tiny hands on a touch screen.
Call to action: Kids choose from fifteen games, each offering a free-play experience, from drawing to making fireworks. There are no winners or losers — just imaginations being sparked.
Conclusion: This new finding is pure and simple fun. Period.
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