In My New Yellow Shirt

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Macmillan, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A playful journey into a child's imagination.

"In my new yellow shirt
I am a duck quacking,splashing through a big puddle of sun.
Watch out! Now I'm a taxi-- HONK! HONK! --zooming down the street."

When a little boy gets a plain yellow shirt for his birthday, his friend Sam thinks it's a very ordinary gift. But the birthday boy has other ideas. Before long, he has transformed himself into many wonderful yellow things.

In this cheerful story, Eileen Spinelli's energetic text and Hideko Takahashi's vibrant pictures prove that, with imagination, the sky's the limit.


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A young boy gives his imagination some major exercise as he tries to convince a friend that his aunt's birthday gift of a yellow shirt is just the cat's pajamas. "That's no fun," squawks his friend ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This was literally one metaphor after another. One of the best books for this brand of figurative language that I know of. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Eileen Spinelli is the author of many books for young readers, including When Mama Comes Home Tonight. She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with her husband, author Jerry Spinelli.

Hideko Takahashi illustrated Beach Play, The Ding Dong Clock, and Good Night, God Bless. A native of Japan, Hideko now lives in Los Angeles, California.

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