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This Book Is Gray
by Lindsay Ward
Dec 1, 2019
Only Lindsay Ward could create a book about the color gray and make it cheerful. The story begins on the endpapers with a bright rainbow and color glossary.
In the story, Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo…
Gray just knows it’s going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show up…and they aren’t quite so complimentary.
A book within a book, this colorful tale explores the ideas of fitting in, appreciating others, and looking at things from another perspective and also uses personality and wit to introduce basic color concepts.
Praise for This Book Is Gray
“This book is a fun introduction to color theory that may inspire children to use more gray in their artwork and remind them to include friends who are left out.” —Booklist
Poor Gray! He’s feeling left out because he’s not in the rainbow, no one wants to color with him, and the other colors don’t get that he’s a color too! They don’t include him, so he sets out to make his own book of GRAY!
Well, even though he wants a gray book, somehow, the colors find their way into his book! They don’t understand that he thinks gray is perfect! THEY think that it’s going to be a scary book because it’s gray (and gloomy). Gray gets very exasperated with the primary and secondary colors as the interrupt his story. Even black and white want to be in the story!
Finally, they come up with a way that they can all be included! After all, no one wants to be left out. Not even a color.
This book is so cute! I absolutely love the illustrations, and the humor that’s thrown in to the book makes this a fun one for you to read to your kids multiple times. We all know kids learn best from real books, and this is a real book that will teach your kids to remember that no one likes being left out of the fun!
About the author
Lindsay Ward is the creator of the Dexter T. Rexter series as well as Brobarians, Rosco vs. the Baby, and The Importance of Being 3. Her book Please Bring Balloons was also made into a play. Lindsay lives in Peninsula, Ohio, with her family. Gray is one of her favorite colors. Learn more about her online at www.lindsaymward.com.
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