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MY MANY COLORED DAYS by Dr. Seuss

MY MANY COLORED DAYS

By Dr. Seuss (Author) , Steve Johnson (Illustrator) , Lou Fancher (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-679-87597-2
Publisher: Knopf

Pairing emotions with colors is nothing new to poetry (e.g., Mary O'Neill's Hailstones and Halibut Bones), but pairing impressionistic full-color paintings to the text of Dr. Seuss is a first. His formerly unpublished manuscript becomes the basis for a simple color concept book; children will easily identify primary colors and enter into the feeling and mood depicted by the creature in every spread: "On Bright Red Days/how good it feels/to be a horse/and kick my heels!" Broad strokes of thick paint on canvas create basic forms with texture, sometimes dark and weighty, sometimes bold and breezy. Those who can set aside preconceived expectations--there is no butter-side-up Seuss here--will find that some of the spreads gracefully elevate poetry that often has feet but no wings. (Picture book. 3-8)