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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763651257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763651251
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 1-3-In this engaging story, a little girl realizes that not everyone feels the same about colors. Her sister sees blue as sad and associates it with lonely songs. But the protagonist sees it as happy because it reminds her of her favorite jeans and the pool on a hot day. Dad says brown is ordinary like a paper bag but chocolate syrup is the association that the child makes. Art teachers will gravitate toward this upbeat title to let children begin to explore the importance of color. Chien's illustrations are appropriately vibrant and allow for the different interpretations that the text suggests. This idea of colors and the associations youngsters have about them is an interesting subject and would make for some great writing activities. How do you feel when you see red? How about violet or orange? Having children compare their notions of the same colors would make for some great conversations. This child knows her own mind and feelings and isn't about to have someone else's associations color her world. Use the story with Emma Dodd's Dog's Colorful Day (Dutton, 2001), Roseanne Thong's Red Is a Dragon (Chronicle, 2001), Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint (Houghton Harcourt, 1989), and Jane Brocket's Ruby, Violet, Lime (Millbrook, 2012) to further explore color with children.-Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

The young narrator tells readers that her sister thinks “blue is sad. Like a lonely song.” But that’s not the way she sees it. Blue to her is a pair of favorite jeans or a splash in the pool. So begins a look at the feelings colors elicit and how they can vary from person to person. Yellow may be cheery for her mom, but to the girl, it’s like a wilting flower. Even poor gray has a bright side: for this girl, it’s as cozy as a kitten and the sound of soft rain on the roof. There are many books about colors, but this more nuanced look is a welcome addition. Though the cover image of the narrator eating a blueberry bar is inviting, it’s probably the least successful of the acrylic pictures, which inside range from a whimsical ballet scene featuring girls who do—and don’t—like pink to contemplative spreads on the nature of black. There will be lots of uses for this title, not the least of which is giving kids the opportunity to discuss how each color makes them feel. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ilene Cooper

More About the Author

Jessica Young grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee where she teaches elementary and middle school art. When she was little, she wanted to be a tap-dancing flight attendant/veterinarian, but she's changed her mind!

Jessica's award-winning debut picture book, MY BLUE IS HAPPY (2013, Candlewick Press/Walker UK) is a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and was included on the 2014 Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, the Texas Library Association's 2014 2×2 Reading List, the Ontario Library Association's Best Bets 2013 and the Library of Congress/Center for the Book's 52 Great Reads list. Her next picture book, SPY GUY, will be published in the spring of 2015 by Harcourt Children's Books. Her first chapter book series, FINLEY FLOWERS, will be published in Spring/Fall 2015 by Capstone Kids.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Barrett on August 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This debut picture book is deceptively simple. In rhythmic prose a little girl explains that she sees colors differently from the way other people perceive them. Far from having the blues, for example, her blue is happy. Readers explore emotions, point of view, and of course colors with the help of lovely illustrations that perfectly capture the moods expressed by the narrator. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SeS on September 7, 2013
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A meaningful way to "think different" about colors and the different ways in which they can be interpreted from different people and perspectives. Kids will respond to these words and images and want to come up with their own perspective on color. Highly recommended for your family collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Young Mensan BookParade on August 19, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The book is about different ways people think, different colors, and ways the colors can make a person feel good or bad. There are a lot of really great pictures and readable words. The start of the book is really good because the character is thinking differently about the color blue and that made me want to read more. Besides the pictures, this is a book I like to try to read entirely by myself.

It's a happy book to me and I love it! The book is good because there are lots of colors, you get to think about the colors in a lot of different ways, the pictures are good, and colors can make people feel different things.

My favorite part of the book is the part about the color pink. I think pink is good and it's funny that the girl thinks pink is bad because it reminds her of bug bites and gum-which is true, pink does that too!

The book is special because I like all of the pictures showing the different colors. I also like that I can read most of the book by myself and then think about the pictures, think about the words, and think about the story. The main person is a girl like me and we both see things differently than other people.

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Review by Charlotte P., age 5, Denver Mensa
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Opening up the best picture books is like opening up an idea, seeing it take shape in the form of beautiful illustrations and unfurling its bloom right there at your desk. I love the size and stretch of the simple idea behind this book. That yes, although one person may say that a color means one thing, "The boy next door says red is angry like a dragon's burning breath," you can take the complete opposite view, like "But my red is as brave as a fire truck and my superhero cape."

A great way to talk about colors and emotions and how they make us feel. Pair with The Day My Cryaons Talked!
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A gem for your picture book shelf! The story gives children permission to see the world in their own way and with their own emotions. Parents will love reading this aloud to children while being reminded of the beauty all around them and in their own points of view.
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