by Hervé Tullet
“Tap that gray spot. Just a little, to see what happens.” Follow the directions and tap, rub, smudge, and shake to learn how different colors combine.
Why you'll love it:
- the book’s design is effective and even intricate in the details: spatters of paint adorn the sides and corners of each white spread, adding an authenticity that readers will love
- the text is spare yet inviting
- an effective presentation of basic color mixing, and great fun for paint lovers in places where paints can't be used
- While the participatory nature may recall an app, nothing feels digital here; in fact, Tullet's paintings show paint texture so lusciously it's hard to remember that these are dry illustrations.