Synopses & Reviews
"Blue is sad and red means angry, right? Not for a thoughtful girl who sees colors less conventionally than those around her. 'Yellow is cheery.... Like the summer sun,' the girl's mother tells her as they stand on opposite sides of a golden field. 'But my yellow is worried,' the girl reflects. 'Like a wilting flower/ And a butterfly caught in a net.' While the girl's father sees brown as 'ordinary/ Like a plain paper bag,' it's 'special' for the girl; Chien (The Longest Night) paints her squeezing chocolate syrup all over her chocolate ice cream, eyes closed in delight. As debut author Young takes readers through nine colors, she gently introduces the idea of opposites and invites children to consider the different feelings colors can evoke. Working in acrylic, Chien easily keeps up with the story's shifting moods, showing how a gray rainstorm can be simultaneously cold (in the murky outdoors) and warm, as the girl curls up inside with her grandmother on a cozy armchair. Ages 3 7. Author's agent: Kelly Sonnack, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
What is your blue like? A lyrical ode to colors — and the unique ways we experience them — follows a little girl as she explores the world with her family and friends.
Your neighbor says red is angry like a dragons breath, but you think its brave like a fire truck. Or maybe your best friend likes pink because its pretty like a ballerinas tutu, but you find it annoying — like a piece of gum stuck on your shoe. In a subtle, child-friendly narrative, art teacher and debut author Jessica Young suggests that colors may evoke as many emotions as there are people to look at them — and opens up infinite possibilities for seeing the world in a wonderful new way.