Sky Color by Peter H. ReynoldsSky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Sky Color

byPeter H. ReynoldsIllustratorPeter H. Reynolds

Picture Books | August 28, 2012

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The sky’s no limit as the author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way.

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream. . . . From the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.
Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy — The Dot, Ish, and now Sky Color — he is the author-illustrator of Rose’s Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me and the illustrator of Megan McDonald’s Judy Moody and Stink series. Born in...
Title:Sky ColorFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 8.44 × 7.88 × 0.34 inPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763623458

ISBN - 13:9780763623456


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful story Wonderful story about being creative.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sky colour Wonderful message for anyone! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful message and illustrations One of my favourites! I wish it was around when I was little. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! When at school the teacher announces that they want to create a mural, Marisol, our young enthusiastic artist, happily volunteers to paint the sky. But then she realizes that the school didn't have any blue to paint the sky. On her way back home, she thinks and observes the beautiful sunset and the next day she see the gray sky while it rains. Then Marisol discovers that they are many ways to paint the sky. This is a book about overcoming struggles in life and art. Sky Color dares children to think out of the box and find solution through creativity and observation. It is wonderful how every single paragraph is so perfectly illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds' art. In fact, the illustrations are simply beautiful! At first I thought they were watercolors and ink only, but then I read the book's information on the last page and I was greatly surprised to discover that they are made not just with watercolors and ink, but also with pen, gouache, and tea! The use of black and white for the setting and characters in contrast to the vibrant colors of Marisol's paints and paintings, emphasizes the art theme of this book and enriches the storytelling with a touch of remembrance that feels very precious to our young protagonist, creating a warming feeling on every single page. Wonderful!
Date published: 2012-11-22

Editorial Reviews

Besides encouraging children to paint what they actually see rather than repeating the visual conventions they’ve learned, this original offering frames an apparent problem as a challenge with a simple solution. Rounding out the picture book series that began with THE DOT (2003), this fresh, whimsical picture book encourages the artist and the creative thinker in every child.—Booklist (starred review)Reynolds’s characteristically wispy and loose mixed-media art makes judicious use of color in a way that accentuates Marisol’s creativity. Once again, Reynolds’s message is to think outside the box, and Marisol’s efforts should encourage readers to do just that.—Publishers WeeklyFans of Reynolds will enjoy the succinct language enhanced by illustrations in pen, ink, watercolor, gouache and tea. Share this feel-good title with those who love art and those who can appreciate the confidence-building triumph of solving a problem on one’s own—creatively.—Kirkus ReviewsOnce again Reynolds has fashioned a gratifying tale for the artist within us. His hand-lettered text and illustrations rendered in pen, ink, watercolor, gouache, and tea create a unique picture book...This is truly a picture book that should be shared with audiences of all ages. (Highly Recommended)—Library Media ConnectionThis story, along with Reynolds’s The Dot (2003) and Ish (2004, both Candlewick), carries the important message that there is an artist inside everyone and that sometimes finding that creative spark means doing the unexpected. In these days of filling in circles on tests, it’s an important message to share with youngsters.—School Library JournalLike its predecessors, Sky Color is all warmhearted, multihued sweetness.—New York Times onlineReynolds is a pro at creating books about art, and each one feels fresh and new. Each captures an artist's sense of inspiration. And each one makes us want to pick up a brush, too.—Young Children Magazine