App-y Day: Press Here

A favorite children's book gets a tech makeover

press here app!

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.

Available online at itunes.apple.com, $1-$2.

Photo: Courtesy of Chronicle Books