My Many Colored Days

by Seuss
Illustrator Lou Fancher, Steve Johnson

Random House Children's Books | August 1, 1998 | Other Format

My Many Colored Days is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
Dr. Seuss''s youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book for his youngest fans! All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover. A brighter, more playful cover design makes this board book edition all the more appropriate as a color concept book to use with babies or a feelings and moods book to discuss with toddlers.  

Format: Other Format

Dimensions: 32 pages, 6.75 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: August 1, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067989344X

ISBN - 13: 9780679893448

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creating a Colorful Way of Communicating Emotion and Mood! Early in his career, Dr. Seuss wrote many books as Theo. LeSieg (the last name being his own name of Geisel in reverse) that were illustrated by others. In 1973, he wrote the rhymes for this book, but wanted someone else to illustrate it. After his death, his wife brought the book to his publisher's attention. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher have created a book filled with stunning paintings and fascinating typography to bring Dr. Seuss's range of daily moods and emotions alive. Using this story, people can communicate these feelings more vividly and accurately to one another. The book is obviously inspired by the common sentence you've heard many times, "I'm feeling blue today." "Some days are yellow. Some are blue. On different days I'm different too." "You'd be surprised how many ways I change on Different Colored Days." Most colors are also associated with an animal. Red is a horse kicking up its heels. Brown is a bear, "slow and low." On a yellow day, "I am a busy, buzzy bee." On a green day, he's a "cool and quiet fish." On a happy pink day, he's a flamingo! On black days, he becomes a howling wolf. He even has mixed-up days, when he is several colors at once (disguised as a cut-out cookie of a person). He's reassuring, as always, in the end. "But it all turns out all right, you see. And I go back to being me." The paintings in the book are remarkable for the simple, fundamental images they represent . . . both building on and adding to our mental archetypes. They also use color and shape well to create a mood over two colorful pages. Further, the texture of painting is almost palpable to the touch, adding an appreciation for depth and context for the viewer or reader. One way you can use this book is to ask your child what color he or she is today. You can also communicate your color, as well. You can each learn more about how to change one another's not-so-attractive colors in this way, or to help sustain desirable ones. I know of no other book that is so effective at creating concepts and vocabulary for conveying emotions and moods. I suggest that you extend this book by adding other colors and images that capture moods and emotions that are not represented here. And don't feel like you have to limit this to your child. Adults can benefit from this perspective and way of communicating as well. Live vividly and colorfully in ways that please you!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book This book allowed me to introduce colours and use it for the Ontario Curriculum for grade 3's. Great way to integrate language and arts.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fabulous Book This is my son's favourite book by far. We have had fun reading it since he was an infant and he's now 3 1/2 years old. Great for helping your child to describe feelings when he/she can't quite put it into words. Good for parents too. A must have in any youngster's library.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teaching colours and feelings This book was fabulous. I have three children 2,4,6 and they all love this book on different levels. The 2 year old loves the pictures. The 4 year old loves that she can connect colours to feelings and has implemented this into her daily life. The 6 year old loves that the simple rhyming allows him to read the book. I believe that this book is a must for any child's collection.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Book This is my favorite children's book. It is great for children of all ages. My son received the book for his second birthday in 1996. He immediately loved it and today reads it to me. The story makes a connection between colors, feelings and animals. It is told in rhyme that is identifiable as Dr. Seuss. The illustrations are so full of color. This is one of the few children's books I never get tired of. This is my favorite book to give. Its a great baby present.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Feeling Of Everything This book was delightful I thought it was interesting how this book was written. It was really quite simple but it held interest. This book could be for ages 5-95. It is extremely enjoyable. It was expressing our many feelings. These feelings are mixed with color. Some days we feel red and angry. Other days we fellow yellow like sunshine. We have all sorts of moods and feeling all day. That's what this book is about. And I think that any body who has feelings will enjoy this book.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Resource This book is absolutely one of the best kids books out there. I used it in some of my Grade 2 lessons and the kids loved it. It puts a smile on my face evrytime I read it. Pick it up for someone special.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughters favourite book We have a 7 month old daughter and we make a point of reading to her every chance we get. We have purchased dozens of books to date, yet our daughter becomes mesmerized each and every time we pull out this book. The emotions and pictures are tied in beautifully with the words to describe how each colour depicts a feeling. Our daughter carries on our every word and has never gotten sick of it. We as parents enjoy reading it because it is so different than any other toddler books. We have shown this book to a j.k. teacher friend of ours and she was so impressed she too is buying it for her class. I am curious if there are any other books similar to this one out there???
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What Fabulous Book! I picked up this book on the recommendation of a friend who works at a bookstore and it is just wonderful. The illustations are beautiful and uniquely depict each color discussed in the book. This book does a great job of making children think about colors and how they can reflect the moods they are having. While the book cover declares that it is good for babies and toddlers, I would also recommend it for preschoolers, as it could be used as a starting point for further discussion of colors and feelings. All in all I very worthwhile purchase. I loved it and I am definitely not in the intended age range :-)
Date published: 2013-10-24

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My Many Colored Days

by Seuss
Illustrator Lou Fancher, Steve Johnson

Format: Other Format

Dimensions: 32 pages, 6.75 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: August 1, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 067989344X

ISBN - 13: 9780679893448

From the Publisher

Dr. Seuss''s youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book for his youngest fans! All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover. A brighter, more playful cover design makes this board book edition all the more appropriate as a color concept book to use with babies or a feelings and moods book to discuss with toddlers.  

From the Jacket

Dr. Seuss''s youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book designed especially for his youngest fans. All of the original stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover. A brighter, more playful cover design makes this board book edition all the more appropriate as a color concept book to use with babies or a feelings and moods book to discuss with toddlers.

About the Author

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.  Dr. Seuss''s first children''s book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children''s literature was changed forever!  In 1957, Seuss''s The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House''s best- selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and two Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children''s books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children''s books in the world.   Steve Johnson was born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and earned a B.F.A. in illustration from the School of Associated Arts in
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The legendary Dr. Seuss’ concept book for toddlers is now available in a sturdy board book format. My Many Coloured Days is full of stunning illustrations and entertaining text that’s sure to help small children learn their colours. With different moods depicted for each primary colour, the book is both beautiful and easy to follow.

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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