My Many Colored Days

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Knopf, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
191 Reviews
Illustrated in full color. Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in
1973, is a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will
not be dominated by me." The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about
feelings and moods as part of the "first book ever to be based on beautiful
illustrations and sensational color." The quest for an artist has finally
ended--after the manuscript languished for more than two decades--at the paint
brushes of husband-and-wife team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher whose stunning,
expressive paintings reveal such striking images as a bright red horse kicking
its heels, a cool and quiet green fish, a sad and lonely purple dinosaur, and
an angrily howling black wolf. Using a spectrum of vibrant colors and a
menagerie of animals, this unique book does for the range of human moods and
emotions what "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" does for the human life cycle.
Here is a wonderful way for parents to talk with children about their feelings.
With Johnson and Fancher's atmospheric, large-scale paintings bursting off the
pages, Dr. Seuss's vision is brought to life. This rare and beautiful book is
bound to appeal to both the innocent young and the most sophisticated seniors.

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Love this, wonderful illustrations - Goodreads
The pictures are in bold, warm colors and are painted. - Goodreads
excellent use of font. - Goodreads
A good entertaining introduction to feelings and moods. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
A lesser known Dr. Seuss, with simple illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Zequoia Hyche - Goodreads

I thought this book was a great tool to help children learn their colors. The title alone embodies what the book is basically about, which drew me in as an aspiring teacher. I loved how this book also ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keren - Goodreads

I love this book. Great for teaching colors. Even better for helping children to address their feelings and learn to express themselves. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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 three 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.  

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