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 My many colored days
 Author: Seuss

 Publisher:  Knopf (1996)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 802655 ISBN: 9780679875970
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Color -- Fiction
 Day -- Fiction
 Emotions -- Fiction
 Stories in rhyme

Price: $23.28

This rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.

 Illustrator: Johnson, Steve
Fancher, Lou

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Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 21878

Common Core Standards 
   CC Maps Recommended Works Gde K-5
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/96)
   School Library Journal (12/96)
   Booklist (11/01/96)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/1996 PreS-Gr 2-An amusing look at how color affects children's lives and especially their behavior: red days are good for kicking up one's heels and blue ones for flapping one's wings. Purple days are sad, pink are happy, black are mad, and mixed up-watch out! There is an unevenness and unfinished quality to the text, as the patterned flow appears to be interrupted many times and the word choice gets lost in the rhyme. The artists obviously had fun with this book-an enormous gray owl watchfully peers out at readers, busy bees buzz across a yellow page, a cool fish glides in a green sea, a purple dinosaur sadly drags his tail, and pink leggy flamingos just don't think. Simplistic stylized illustrations, initially reminiscent of children's snow angels or gingerbread cookies, help to create the fantasy by letting the colors speak and have a memorable impact. In fact, they far outshine the words. Youngsters will want to talk about how they feel color, and even the unevenness of the text will not deter them-they will quickly set the book aside and get into their own ideas.-Ronald Jobe, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada - Copyright 1996 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 11/01/1996 Thirty years ago, Dr. Seuss wrote this active rhyming verse connecting colors with moods and feelings. The new illustrations are glowing and lively; for each color, a different animal jumps with energy. Pink flamingos dance; a bright red horse kicks its heels; a green fish glides quietly. Why, though, in a book for children, are brown and black only associated with sadness and anger? Would Dr. Seuss have written this today? In the words of Langston Hughes, The night is beautiful / So the faces of my people. (Reviewed November 1, 1996) - Copyright 1996 Booklist.

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