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Title: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: Melody on October 12, 2018, 09:16 AM
Hi, folks:

Starting a new PB this week on a topic that is totally out of my wheelhouse. As I am writing, the story is crying out to me to be"interactive" but I have never even tried to write this type of story before. I may have read a few here and there, but nothing is really standing out in my memory besides BROWN BEAR.  Can anyone rec. one, or several? I want to make sure I am going about this the right way and check to make sure my "instincts" aren't leading me astray.
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: darshana on October 12, 2018, 09:49 AM
Press Here, Let's Play, Mix it Up - Herve Tullet
Bunny Slopes, Hungry Bunny - Claudia Rueda
Tap to Play - Salina Yoon
Tap the Magic Tree - Christie Matheson 
This Book Just Ate My Dog -  Richard Byrne 
The Monster at the End of the Book - Jon Stone & Michael J. Smollin
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: carrots on October 12, 2018, 09:59 AM
I'm so glad you asked this, Melody, because it forced me to Google the term. I always thought an interactive PB was a novelty book where the reader physically manipulated part of the book. Think: lifting a flap, pressing buttons, or playing with the built-in finger puppet. Once I did the search and learned the interaction is intellectual, my mind was opened to a sort of sub-genre of PBs! Thank you for that!

Anyway, here are a few examples I found:

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Don't Feed the Monster by Sigal Adler and Abira Das

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin

Best wishes on your project!!

(Edited to add: Oops! I cross-posted with Darshana!)

Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: JodyJS on October 12, 2018, 10:16 AM
Carrots,

The kind of book you described is called a novelty book, FWIW.

Jody
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: StephCampisi on October 12, 2018, 10:21 AM
Bob Shea's Crash, Splash or Moo! is a fun new one; Cirocco Dunlap's Crunch The Shy Dinosaur is another recent release. :)
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: carrots on October 13, 2018, 04:43 AM
Carrots,

The kind of book you described is called a novelty book, FWIW.

Jody

 :thankyou


Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: JodyJS on October 13, 2018, 04:56 AM
 :hug
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: Melody on October 13, 2018, 09:17 AM
Thanks so much for all the suggestions! I will look into these today.
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Post by: Vijaya on October 13, 2018, 10:01 AM
Salina Yoon is a queen of them! Check out her books.
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: Schriscoe on October 13, 2018, 10:24 AM
Salina Yoon is a queen of them! Check out her books.

Yup. Definitely! LOVE Salina's books!
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Post by: marla-lesage on October 13, 2018, 04:38 PM
Please Open This Book by Adam Lehrhaupt is interactive too. My daughter insisted on leaving it open!
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: Gabriel P. Jensen on November 27, 2018, 10:48 AM
I'll second BUNNY SLOPES and HUNGRY BUNNY by Claudia Rueda.

Saw Ariel Richardson and Amelia Mack from Chronicle do a talk on the latter. Reader uses the ribbon bookmark to help get MC across a chasm, which is so cool.
Title: Re: Examples of "interactive" PBs?
Post by: lowlandbythesea on December 25, 2018, 09:19 PM
Oh, I love this style of book!. Here are two that my little ones have been really tickled with this year:
Shake the Tree, by Silvia Borando, et al
Escargot, by Dashka Slater