KidLit Podcast: Hervé Tullet

Podcast Ep 13: Hervé Tullet

“I’ve got a very simple vocabulary. My vocabulary is about dots, circles, scribbles, and lines.” — Hervé Tullet

Hervé Tullet’s children’s books follow a path of simple lines, raw and energetic, that take the reader on an expedition.

Hervé delights us with a reading of The Trail Game and an excerpt from Mix it UP! Learn how he discovers ideas for books that create a playful dialog with young readers. His sense of fun is contagious!

“I think you could find your own way to create your own voice and create your own way to dialogue with people. A child can do the same thing.”
— Hervé Tullet
BOOKS (Purchase on IndieBound!):

Mix It UP!
Accept Herve Tullet’s irresistible invitation to mix it up in a dazzling adventure of whimsy and wonder. Follow the artist’s simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader’s imagination. Tullet who joins such greats as Eric Carle and Leo Lionni as a master of his craft sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page. Tullet prompts plenty of giggles in addition to a profound understanding of colors, and once again displays his unique genius and vision in a work that is a glorious and richly satisfying companion to Press Here.

The Trail Game
Are you ready? Place your finger on start and then follow the trail with the tip of your finger. You have to turn the pages and find the matching shapes in order to follow the right trail and get to the end. Off you go!
Press Here
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.

The Eyes Game

Peek-a-boo – who’s looking at you? Watch your friend turn into a friendly cat or a silly robot or even an alien! This highly interactive book features two die-cut holes for the eyes and can be held up against the reader’s face like a mask, offering an exciting, interactive variation of the much-loved peek-a-boo game for the very young. One of the beloved ‘Let’s Play Games’ series books by Herve Tullet, which stimulate thought and imagination in young children. 

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KidLit Podcast Herve Tullet


Watch Hervé Tullet’s Read Out Loud Episode HERE!
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Host: Rocco Staino | Executive Producer: Julie Gribble | Producer: Kassia Graham

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