Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Review: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Occasionally, I like to highlight one of our favorite books.  I ran across My Many Colored Days at the library and my kids and I enjoyed it so much that we decided to add it to our library. I'm not always in love with Dr. Seuss. I like many of his books, but the language can get a little annoying after multiple readings (am I the only one?). This book is such an exception. The text is much more mature, but still appealing to my toddler and preschooler. I love reading it over and over to my children.
The text is about feelings and moods and connects them to the colors around us. I love how it moves through so many different emotions: happy and sad, mad and silly. It is a wonderful starting point for talking about feelings. I also like how it deals with emotions in such a natural way.
The illustrations are beautiful with bright, vivid colors and each page brings with it a new animal to help illustrate the colors and moods. Today, I used the book to work on color recognition with Jellybean. I asked her to find something in her room that matched the color on each page. It was so fun watching her run around the room looking for something blue, yellow or red.  I actually think we made some progress as well.
It feels rare to me to find a children's book with such depth. If you haven't checked this Dr. Seuss out, definitely do.

Have a Happy Day!


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  1. Love love love

    What a great way to discuss feelings with children


  2. I am always surprised that there are Dr. Seuss books I've never seen before (like this one!) This one has such a different look and feel from the others, doesn't it? It looks fabulous. I agree that the books get repetitive after a while. One of our favorites is Fox in Socks. I try to motor through that one as quickly as I can - it's a personal challenge!

    Thanks so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I'm so happy to meet you and I'm now following you via email, as well as all the other ways to. I hope you'll take a moment to visit us too. Thanks!

    Renee @

    1. To be honest, I checked and double checked that this book was actually Dr. Seuss. I couldn't quite believe it. :) Thanks so much for following! I look forward to visiting!