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My Many Colored Days

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  5,256 Ratings  ·  399 Reviews
Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973, was a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me."

The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about feelings and moods as part of the "first book ever to be based on beautiful illustrations and sensational color." The quest for an artist finally ended—after the manuscript lang
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 20th 1996 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Feb 09, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it
This book actually rhymes, but it is not the whimsical, silly rhymes you are used to from Dr. Seuss. It has a more serious, nurturing tone, which quite surprised me. I really liked the dynamic interaction of colors, animals, and emotions, although I wasn't sure I liked tying emotions to certain colors. For example, if your favorite color is purple, sorry, but that is the sad and alone color. And brown and black are, of course, depressed and angry. But I am probably overthinking it. If you take t ...more
Kathy Davie
Jun 24, 2016 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing
A standalone story about the colors that reflect one's feelings that will appeal to children and adults. And one to which I wish I could give a "7"!

My Take
Wow, the colors start immediately you open the book with the distressed bright green, the calmer orange, and the quieter purple which offsets the white background for the title page. It's a rich palette of color and texture as the artists provide a sumptuous background for their figures with successive pages becoming more complex in the use of
Mar 13, 2014 j rated it liked it
Shelves: nina, 2014
My nearly two-year-old daughter loves Dr. Seuss books. So when I told her I got a new one out of the library, she was very excited (READ IT DADDY DR. SEUUUUUS!).

But then I opened the book and started reading and she stopped me cold. NO READ DR. SEUSS! NO DR. SEUSS!

I have to say, I side with her. The artists behind this one are no Dr. Seuss.
Dec 17, 2010 Kathryn rated it really liked it
I love the idea of this book; that different colors express our moods. I know some days I feel happy hot-pink, some days a deep blue... I'm not sure I totally loved the illustrations but they are very vibrant and fun.
Feb 14, 2015 Lucia rated it liked it
this should have been called, "Dr. Seuss discusses multiple personalities." He must have been depressed when he wrote this one.
Nov 17, 2014 Ghadeer rated it it was amazing
Our English teacher read this book for us today and It was really very beautiful and made me feel good about life, I loved its idea. I wish I had read it before.
Zoltan Abbott
Apr 24, 2012 Zoltan Abbott rated it it was amazing
Dr Seuss is better known for classics like ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and books that have been turned into movies like ‘how the Grinch stole Christmas’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who’
This is a gentler offering, that was recommended to me by a colleague who swore by its lyrical quality – it is in Dr Seuss’s trademark rhyme – but is unusual in that it doesn’t contain a usual ‘story’. Instead, it charts a short journey through different feelings, associating them with colours. The illustrations are bright and v
Oct 10, 2016 Casey rated it it was amazing
Synthesis: In this book, Dr. Seuss uses bright illustrations with animals and colors to address the different types of moods that people go through. It begins by saying that not everyday is the same. Then, after taking the audience through different emotions that come with each mood, he concludes by reminding the readers that as long as you are only temporarily in these different moods and “go back to,” then that is perfectly fine.
Teaching Connections: This book is a great way for stu
Mar 19, 2012 Carolina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: emotions, colors
Amazingly good book. Excellent way to teach children about emotions. It shows that colors are not only describe or belong to certain object but also to feelings. They will look at colors a different way. I enjoyed the rhyming very much, and the illustrations, although a bit abstract, were great. This is just another amazing way for children to not only express their own feeling but also to understand everybody else's feelings.

An activity I would do with this book, is that i will give each child
Zequoia Hyche
Jul 01, 2014 Zequoia Hyche rated it really liked it
Shelves: dr-seuss
I thought this book was a great tool to help children learn their colors. The title alone embodies what the book is basically about, which drew me in as an aspiring teacher. I loved how this book also conveyed emotions through every color by using an animal or object. It was very creative. It also rhymed which I liked, because this can help children learn words that sound the same. It overall touches on many different learning skills that would be beneficial for children to know and that's why I ...more
Elizabeth  Mills
Jan 19, 2016 Elizabeth Mills rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! It is one of my favorites by Dr. Seuss. It taught me as a child that we all have feelings, many different feelings. It showed that being sad is ok, and being happy is ok. That each feeling is a part of the human makeup. It is human to feel.
Jun 25, 2012 Michel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tannor
Shelves: eleole, graph, youth
A posthumous Dr. Seuss, illustrated by 2 artist painters, a poetic emotional barometer.
This delightful little book helps children's awareness of mood and emotional states, their own and that of the people around them, using light and color pattern as brilliant metaphors.
Jun 13, 2008 Tamara rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
So simple, yet so poignant. I love the illustrations, even though they are not Seuss'.
Feb 18, 2010 Jen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents of young children
Recommended to Jen by: the local freecycle
Shelves: children-s
My class doesn't like this book nearly as much as I do. Sorry Seuss.

Apr 23, 2008 amber rated it it was amazing
makes me feel better about myself, especially when i am feeling "many colored"
Maram AlNajrani
Nov 17, 2014 Maram AlNajrani rated it it was amazing
Perfect illustrations.
Mar 23, 2015 Margaux rated it liked it
Not my favorite, but I'll always enjoy a new Dr. Seuss.
Mar 23, 2013 Janelle rated it it was amazing
I love this book as a way to teach about both colors and feelings.
May 29, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
simply beautiful. I absolutely never tire of this book, nor do my children. It is so poignant and so vibrant both in its ideas, as well as the illustrations.
Christine Calabrese
A nice story to help infuse the idea that colors can set moods and influence emotions. Great for the classroom theme of feelings and colors. I just wish it were a larger print edition.
Jan 22, 2017 Suzie rated it it was amazing
Beautiful message and colorful illustrations.
Mar 13, 2017 McGee rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this Dr. Seuss book because it is different from all the others.
Hailey Dellinger
In the book, "My Many Colored Days," by Dr. Seuss, the main idea captures many different types of feelings and moods that are illustrated through many sensational colors and expressive paintings. This story brings colors and images together with emotions and moods! For example, it says, "Some days are yellow and some days are blue. On different days, I'm different too." I love the main idea of expressing your feelings through color!! The main character is one person and is displayed in first per ...more
"My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss is similar to the story "One" in a way that is expresses emotions and moods through its text. Dr. Seuss is mine, and many others, favorite children's book writer. His whimsically illustrations and brilliant messages are a combination of verbal and visual wit. Although, "My Many Colored Days" seems to differ from his other many text he's written in the past. When first reading the book, I was surprised to find that they author was Dr. Seuss. The rich colors, an ...more
Brittany Harvey
Feb 20, 2017 Brittany Harvey rated it it was amazing
Great book for introducing colors and emotions. I think it is very engaging and a wonderful read!
Tamara GTC
I'm not the biggest fan of Dr. Seuss but this book was intriguing. Loved the rhyming and the emotions along with the great colors. This is a great book to cover emotions, colors and rhyming words. Loved how each emotion was compared to a color.
Kandolo Baze
I loved the illustration, the flow and how they use colors to express feelings. It will be a fun way for children to express the their feelings.
Kristin Gardner
Feb 19, 2017 Kristin Gardner rated it it was amazing
This book is a great story to read to children to help explain emotions. I typically do not like Dr. Seuss books. However, this book not only explained how colors could explain the different emotions we all have, but also it lets children know that everyone experiences these emotions and it is okay to express them in a healthy way. The illustrations were nice and colorful and the book is easy to understand for children. Great book!
Hannah Kersting
Oct 25, 2011 Hannah Kersting rated it really liked it
Dr. Seuss has created yet another amazing children’s book. This book not only shows the different colors and how they make people feel, but it also has a rhyming melody that is fun for students to sing along with. He uses different animals to depict all of the different colors. For example, he says, “Then comes a yellow day. And, weeeeeee I am a busy, buzzy bee." I really fell in love with this book because it is so different from many of the other Dr. Seuss books and has a very raw and emotiona ...more
Jun 27, 2008 Connie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know, I know - you're going "Isn't Seuss already for little kids?" A lot of people think that - that's why they get Green Eggs and Ham for their two year olds.

Unfortunately for them, most of the Seuss canon is for early readers, or even older. These books are too long for babies and toddlers to sit through, and some of them are even a little frightening for more sensitive children (I'm continually perturbed by my five-year-old niece's terror of Horton Hears a Who, but she doesn't like the bul
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto ...more
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