Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up: A Mix-and-Match Book (Spiral-bound), by Carin Berger. Author Carin Berger was incredibly kind in sending this as a gift for our little guy after her recent giveaway of "Ok, Go!" on our site (which he loves). The book's layout is cleverly unique. The back cover explains: "Kids, moms, dads, cousins, friends, neighbors, explorers, acrobats . . . EVERYONE will have hours of fun mixing and matching Carin Berger's colorful collages to make more than 13,000 crazy characters all their own. Go Ahead, Get Mixed Up!" Three separate flip sections contain heads, torsos, and legs on the right hand side, and quirky, relevant words on the left hand side. For instance, I just flipped the book open, and my figure on the right shows a tropical sun hat, a thin torso with the top of an animal print skirt, and a grass skirt. The text on the left reads: "Tourist slips tropically." My next flip leads to a youthful pony-tailed girl head, red and wipe striped cylindrical body, and a little pair of legs held up by robots; the text reads: "Sis Jumps Remotely." Flipping just the torso again leads me to "Sis lugs remotely" with a big pile of books being carried. It's wacky, but good fun.

Bookworm's interest at 20 months: He likes flipping through it. He also likes when I quiz him about what he sees. There is something about Carin Berger's collage style that really appeals to him.



1 comment:

MaryAnne said...

Sounds like a book worth checking out. I'm a little concerned that my son would rip the pages out of it though (we've had trouble with that recently...)