A gift that combines a favorite picture book with a craft is a win-win for everyone. This gift from Mama.Papa.Bubba. features Hervé Tullet’s book, “Mix It Up”. They have taken this popular book and added eye-catching craft supplies that can be mixed and matched for all sorts of colorful experiments. Literary gift giving can be ho-hum, or super-cool, depending on how your present it. This article shares an idea of how to use “Mix It Up”, but hopefully it will spark ideas for other books, too!
For several years, Hervé Tullet, the author of “Press Here” and “Mix It Up”, has dominated the New York Times Best Seller List for picture books. And at KidLit TV, we had the opportunity to sit down with him for a one-on-one on StoryMakers. So, of course, we were delighted to stumble upon this article that combines one of our favorite books with a craft idea… turning it into a perfect gift!
In the article, Jen breaks down exactly where she purchased all the items as well as alternatives (in case some of the items aren’t available in your area). Although Jen follows the spirit of Hervé Tullet by not telling the child how to play with the supplies, she does realize that some parents like to have specific instructions; don’t miss the bottom of the article where she lists out several ideas for using the craft supplies.
To get all the instructions, locations for the supplies to make this awesome gift, and more, check out Jen’s article on Mama.Papa.Bubba. here.
Want even more Hervé Tullet? If you haven’t watched and listened as Hervé Tullet reads his book “Press Here”, be sure to check out our Read Out Loud video. Hervé Tullet generously read his famous book for everyone! This online video will allow your child or student to watch and listen to the story be read by the author himself. How cool is that?
Hervé Tulle is a fascinating artist and person, and we love how joyful the books are that he shares with the world. It’s no wonder that children and adults alike can’t get enough of his products. Kids who are fans of “Press Here”, might also like his open-ended app or want to take a peek at his studio in Paris.
If you have an idea for literary gift giving, we’d love to hear it. Please share them below!