Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Hervé Tullet
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Begin by tapping the gray dot and a magical world of colors full of mixing, squishing, and squashing is at your fingertips. Tap the gray spot and discover a plethora of more colorful friends. More colorful spots appear as you tap, coming out from the sides of the page and gradually spreading out across the whole book. What happens when you shake together big blobs of paint? What if you squish them together? Put your hand on the page one last time, count to five, say good-bye to all the colorful spots, and explore the world of colors and art in your own way!
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet is a masterpiece of early childhood literature. It is beautifully and brightly illustrated, engaging, and interactive. Tiny hands love the magic of mixing, shaking, and squishing pages together to make something new. Constantly changing colors and games will keep little minds and hands entertained. Children won't even realize they're learning about primary and secondary colors or how to make a variety of shades of colors. Mix It Up! is amazingly effective and intriguingly simplistic in its approach to teaching colors.