Tap the Magic Tree
By Christie Matheson
Greenwillow Books, 2013. Unpaged picture book.
In the same spirit of Herve Tullet's Press Here, Tap the Magic Tree is a read-aloud, interactive picture book. This story invites the reader to participate in the evolution of a bare, brown tree through spring, summer, fall, and winter. The actions include tapping the branches to make green leaves appear, patting to make them change color, and blowing on the page to make the leaves fall. Without any technology, this magical book can still hold the interest and fascination of any young reader. Beginning readers can tackle the story on their own, and it can even be used as a fun lesson on seasons and colors.