I know. You've probably seen this book before--or maybe already even own it. My Many Colored Days by Dr Seuss. But the thing is--it really is one of my very favorite all-time books. And it has been a favorite of Beeper's ever since we gave him a board version when he was two.
But what if, somehow, by some sad twist of fate--like that you were raised in a locked and dank basement with no access to sunshine or libraries--you had never seen this book? And, that's why I have to tell you about this book even though you probably already know about it.
I love the simple rhyme based around the the simple themes of feelings expressed through colors and animals. Personally, I relate to the notion of the color of your mood shifting from one end of the color spectrum to another from day to day. I admit, I am like that. And guess what? So, is Beeper. (poor Mr Beeper is one of the least capriciously moody people I know--the man is like water, flowing from one day to the next, with few ripples)
But look at all those gorgeous illustrations--done by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, by the way and not the Dr. I love the blissful marriage of his words and their pictures. Honestly, I cannot imagine a book being much better than this.
And the colors. Not quite like a rainbow threw up on it, but so many happy and pretty colors, nevertheless. No wonder Beeper loves it. How can you help but love it too?