Friday, August 29, 2014

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Mix It Up!

Mix It Up by Herve Tullet book coverMix It Up!
by Hervé Tullet
Chronicle Books (Sep. 16, 2014)
Picture Book


“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. 
Mix It Up Herve Tullet inside illustrations

Who should read it:

Great for grades PreK-1...and here's the activity kit!

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