Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porc ...more
Look up. What color is the sky? What color would you paint the sky if there was no blue to be found? No blue paint, no blue crayons.
Marisol must paint the sky for her library’s new mural, but she cannot find the blue paint. She must come up with a way to show the world the sky in a new way. New color. The sky isn’t blue all the time.
Sky Color is a beautiful, sweet, inspirational tale filled with imagination and color that will have readers looking at the world in a whole new light. A book that ...more
It reminds me so strongly of when, as a child, I was first introduced to modern art, and would see multiple colors in faces, blue in hair, multi-colored dots that looked different close up than far away, and how it all worked. I enjoyed seeing that art then, and I enjoyed the story and art in this book. ...more
When you hear the words Sky Color, what do you think of? What color do you think the ...more
As I said, I loved this little book.
Thank you Peter Reynolds for your work. It speaks to my heart and quiets some of the toughest critics in my head.
When it seems as though the blue paint has gone missing, our artist-in-residence--Marisol (from ISH) has to recreate her sense of sky color.
What I l ...more
Our book today is called Sky Color. It is written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, who also created The Dot and Ish. Do you remember what those books were about? (Students answer.) You're right, they were about kids being artistic and creative. So what will this book be about? (Students answer.) Good. So the title is Sky Color, what color is the sky? (Students answer.) We usually see a blue sky, but we also see many other colors. Let's see what happ ...more
Our girls love his books and talk about reading Ish and The Dot over and over on the Tumblebooks website (www.tumblebooks.com).
This story shows how we can improvise and find a way to create something beautiful, even if it's different from what we first expected. We really enjo ...more
A fun story on colors and a reminder that obvious isn't always the best choice. I enjoyed the illustrations, but I had one problem... after stating there's no blue for the mural, the ocean is somehow painted blue? Hmmm...
No content issues.
This book is about how to channel our emotions and find a way to express them, wh ...more
This is a book with beautiful illustrations and a wonderful story concerning creativity. I love the illustrator's use of color and muted themes, as I said, it's beautiful. The majority of the pictures are muted blackish-brown and white but there are splashes of color found in the characters' artwor ...more