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Yesterday I Had the Blues (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards))

by Jeron Ashford Frame

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This is a book about an African American boy who describes how he feels each day and his family life by colors. It has a very nice rhythm feel and also seems like a poem.

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This would be a good way to have children who are young learn to describe the way they are feeling.

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1. I think this would be a good book to read after the kids have a bad day. A lot of children don't know or aren't allowed to express their feelings.
2. You could also read this and then have the children color a picture of themselves or a family member and color them like the boy described his family.
  KatieCaughron | Mar 24, 2013 |
Great book with excellent, colorful illustration. Teaches children that we all go through different emotions different days. They also assign emotions to different colors. ( )
  sammarocco | Nov 15, 2012 |
This book is about a little boys family who all feel different emotions each depicted with a different color.From having the blues to having the indigo's.This is quite a good book to show as an example of color and emotion association. ( )
  ecosborne | Jan 29, 2012 |
This book is about a little boy that describes his family with different emotions along with colors. It kind of gave me a jazzy feel while reading this book. The illustrations are very bright and colorful. ( )
  emleonard | Jan 26, 2012 |
A little boy describes the different emotions of himself and his family members using colors. The illustrations represent the feelings using the colors that he says. If had the blues- the pictures were blue, the greens- then the pictures were green, etc. This is a bool to show the connection between feelings and colors, and also that no matter how sad, mad, happy, etc- family alone gives you a great feeling that is golden! ( )
  ahernandez91 | Aug 31, 2011 |
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A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.

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