I AM OVERJOYED! If you've read my past reviews, you'll know I am often critical of this and that. But I am tickled PINK with this story. In my experience, it's up there with Shel Silverstein, A. A. Milne, and even Dr. Seuss. As a lover and writer of children's books, I am PURPLE with envy! But I'm far from BLUE because I bubbled with sheer happiness while and after reading this book.
BUT -- I have one regret -- I wish I were an illustrator as colorful as Lindsay Ward, the author/artist here. She even makes GRAY such a lively color. And that's in the face of criticism from more colorful colors--whether primary, secondary, achromatic, complementary, or monochromatic colors. They're all there, trying to exclude GRAY. Reading and gazing on the pages of this book took me into a RAINBOW OF DELIGHT and left me there!
LESSON ONLY FOR KIDS? YEAH, SURE! Then I'm a kid of 70+ years old. I'm going to have this around my house, share it with children and adults alike. Do that too, and you will help make the world a better place, more accepting of people who at first sight might appear less colorful than you and your heroes.
Some of my young friends--and even crotchety older friends--are going to get this book for Christmas!