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Mix It Up! By Hervé Tullet #FMEGifts14

Mix it up

 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.


About the Author:

Hervé Tullet is known for his prodigious versatility, from directing ad campaigns to designing fabric for Hermès. But his real love is working with children, for whom he has published dozens of books, including Press Here . He lives in Paris, France.

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Victoria Ess

Sunday 28th of December 2014

This sounds like such a great way to foster creativity!


Friday 14th of November 2014

an interactive paint book, that is so neat