2012 Building Block winner

The children of Missouri have spoken!

Press Here written and illustrated by Herve Tullet is the winner of the 2012 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award.

Over 23,000 children in schools and libraries across the state participated in this year's voting. Press Here captured nearly 25% of the voting with a total of 5,636 votes. Mitchell's License by Hallie Durand came in 2nd place with 3,590 votes and I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs came in 3rd place with 2,633 votes.

Press Here is an interactive book that asks children to manipulate red, yellow and blue dots. This book captured the imaginations of its readers with the children repeatedly asking for "the magic book". Congratulations to Herve Tullet!

The Missouri Building Block Committee wishes to thank all of the teachers, librarians, parents, and caregivers who read to their children and helped them vote. Your support is what made this award so very successful. For more information about the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award program, please visit our website.

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