cover image The Game of Mix-Up Art

The Game of Mix-Up Art

Herv%C3%A9 Tullet. Phaidon, $8.95 (14p) ISBN 978-0-7148-6188-3

As he did in Press Here, Tullet continues to explore the boundaries of book and game in this appealing wordless book, one of six new titles in the innovative Let's Play Games! series, which merges modern design with interactive free play. Each page is cut into three sections, allowing readers to mix-and-match colorful, abstract paintings that feature polka-dots, splotches, swirls, etc. The Game of Mix and Match, available simultaneously, lets readers do the same with familiar objects, animals, and shapes; other titles let children spot differences in scenes (The Game of Patterns), trace a winding fuzzy path (The Game of Let's Go!), use a flashlight to project shapes through die-cuts (The Game of Light), and turn their fingers into characters in a story (The Game of Finger Worms). Stylish and clever. Ages 3%E2%80%93up. (Mar.)