last spring, i shared a few of our family’s favorite interactive books, one of which was – and still is – press here by herve tullet (which has been on the NYT best seller list for the past 3 years!). well, we heard the best news a few weeks ago that herve tullet just finished his follow-up book titled mix it up! we were kindly sent a copy a few weeks ago to check out. it’s of course as darling and creative and fun as press here, and it’s officially out this week!
a look at it below if you’d like to see…
what i love about this book is the way we are invited as the reader to interact with each page. you touch, mix, shake, close and open the book to find all these bright and beautiful colors mixing together to make new colors, and new shapes and designs. the “splat!” page is my personal favorite (closing the book down hard between a blob of yellow paint and a blob of red paint to discover a splattered new color of orange on the following page.)
since we’re asked on each page to touch or mix the colors with our fingers, eleanor, being the proper little lady she is who doesn’t like getting her hands dirty (even pretend dirty), requested we read the book with our paint brushes. haha! so we’ve been having fun rereading the book and doing all the imaginative interactive stuff with paint brushes instead of our fingers. we usually head to the kitchen table afterwards to mix some paint colors of our own, because hello! making new colors out of other colors suddenly makes a lot of sense and BLUE AND RED MAKE PURPLE? WHAT!!! we’ve been making a lot of purple paint as of late.
thank you again to chronicle books, who this post is in partnership with, for sending along the new mix it up! book! now let’s get painting!
ps. my post on a few of our favorite interactive children’s books HERE.