Mix It Up!

Mix It Up!

Book - 2014
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Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Chronicle Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781452137353
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Franceschelli, Christopher - Translator


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JuliaO_KCMO Mar 31, 2017

A fun way of demonstrating primary and secondary colors, even getting into making colors darker and lighter, all set up as a guessing game for children.

Jun 11, 2016

Interactive and wonderful! My children love this book especially since they love to mix their paint colours to make new ones.

JCLChristiH May 06, 2016

Concept: Color |STEAM activity (Art/Science) Exploring Colors with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Mariangela_S Apr 19, 2016

What happens when you mix red and green? Or, yellow and blue? Interact with this great rainbow read and learn how to create new colors without the mess of finger paints.

Oct 12, 2015

This book is a great and interactive way to teach colors. I highly recommend it.

Oct 09, 2015

I teach preschool and the children love this! One 5 year old ask me if it was magic. :) Once the children had heard the words a couple times they could even read it on their own and go through the book without help. Such a fun book!

Jordan__B Sep 23, 2015

You'll be checking fingers for smears of wet paint! Another interactive delight from a master.

Jun 14, 2015

I like the magic in the book.

Dec 18, 2014

This is a totally fun interactive book. Kids love exploring the colours and following the instructions. Way fun for kids 2-12!

ksoles Nov 08, 2014

Break out the finger paints! In "Mix It Up!", the reader turns a grey dot into a host of coloured ones by following direct, friendly instructions from the author: “With one finger take a little bit of the blue...and just touch the yellow. Rub it…gently…See?”

After some play, splotches of primary colours appear ripe for further blending. Tullet overexplains neither the mixing procedure nor the result and a new green blob looks exactly how one would imagine a finger painted blend of blue and yellow.

While its "touch screen" participatory nature may remind readers of an app, the book does not feel digital. Tullet’s paintings show luscious paint texture and, through shaking and tilting the book “so the colors squish together”, readers are treated to casual, fun colour mixing experiments.

Like "Press Here" (2011), "Mix It Up!" doesn't invite group participation; readers will enjoy it solo curled up on the couch or in the lap of a caregiver.

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Oct 09, 2015

typeateacher thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 6

Feb 03, 2015

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