From School Library Journal
reS-Bonnie Bumble is sad because the rain has taken all of the blue out of the sky and deposited it on the animals on her farm. She sets out to fix the situation and paints each creature its proper color. A rainbow appears at the end, but not where readers would expect it. Root's story is slight, with just enough text for toddlers. The mixed-media illustrations are silly, a good match for the text. This title lends itself to storytime activities such as finger painting. Good for group sharing.
Ann Cook, formerly at Winter Park Public Library, FL
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Ages 2-4. One Saturday it rains so hard on Bonnie Bumble's farm that the blue washes right out of the sky. The animals turn blue, and so do the trees and grass. Even the eggs and milk turn blue. Bonnie, who's beginning to feel blue herself, decides to paint everything the color it really should be. The artwork, in ink-and-watercolor, is especially enjoyable when Bonnie works on her reclamation project: she paints the blue sheep white and makes sure the pig is a shiny pink. Only the dog does not revert to his normal color: he has fallen into the paint buckets and winds up the color of a rainbow. Short and simple yet amusing, this has potential for toddler story hours, where the audience is sure to appreciate the silly scenario. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved