Accept Hervé 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. (Ages 3-5 )
Mix it up! asks its readers to follow instructions to play with colours. We are asked to tilt pages, shake and even rub colours together to have them magically create a new colour-effect on the follow two page spread. As kids rub one colour onto the next they are pulled into make-believe while they are introduced to the concept of mixing colours to create new ones.
This is a mess free way for children to explore paint for the first time in a way that they will quickly becoming willing learners as they become active participants in Mixing it up. This is one of the most seriously fun and exciting books I have seen yet. It is recommended for ages 3 to 5 but I wouldn’t hesitate to go as young as 18 months with supervision as its such a great introduction to the theory of colours.
I also love the instructions for each activity the reader is asked to do. What a wonderful way to work on reading comprehension.
Mix it up is truly a magical book and completely different from everything else out there.
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