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Mix It Up!

Last updated Monday, July 30, 2018

Author: Herve Tullet
Date of Publication:
ISBN: 1452137358
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2018

Synopsis: Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination. Tullet sends readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page.

Note to readers:
•  Since we can't use paints, try using markers or crayons to mix colors.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What is your favorite color? Can you have more than one favorite?
•  What happens when you mix colors?
•  What color does blue and yellow make? (green)
•  What color does red and blue make? (purple)
•  What color does yellow and red make? (orange)
•  What happens when you add white or black to another color?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What colors are in the beginning of the book? (grey, then primary colors - red, blue, yellow)
•  How many colors are in the end of the book?

Craft ideas:
•  Draw a color wheel or rainbow using ROYGBIV colors. Write the name beside each color.
•  Check our craft ideas on Pinterest!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!