Mr. Pine's Purple House
Mr. Pine had a big problem. But he solved that problem in his own special way. Mr. Pine's Purple House, first published in 1965, was a favorite children's book for many years. Whe...more
I wonder if the other Mr. Pine stories have such an important theme. Do you know? I'll work harder, now, to find other works by Kessler.
ETA: found Mr. Pine's...more
So he tries one thing, and another, but people keep copying his good ideas! Finally he gets the idea to paint his house purple, and after a few mishaps he does - and starts a trend to paint houses all sorts of strange colors. But only one of them is purple :)
It's a cute story, though a little wordy for a read-aloud.
Purple has always been my favorite color, plus this book has such a great message about individuality. I'm not sure I got the message when I was younger, but the purple paint surely caught my interest and I was bound and determined to have a purple house of my own someday. So far I have settled for a purple couch.
If you have a child and haven't read this book, scurry now to your nearest public library!