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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  6,428 ratings  ·  522 reviews
Dr. Seuss's youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book for his youngest fans! All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover. A brighter, more playful cover design makes this board book edition all the more appropriate as a color concept book to ...more
Board book, 16 pages
Published September 8th 1998 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published August 20th 1996)
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Michael
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kathryn
Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kathy Davie
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
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Lucia
this should have been called, "Dr. Seuss discusses multiple personalities." He must have been depressed when he wrote this one.
unknown
Mar 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ghadeer
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
amber
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
makes me feel better about myself, especially when i am feeling "many colored"
Tamara
Jun 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
So simple, yet so poignant. I love the illustrations, even though they are not Seuss'.
Janelle
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book as a way to teach about both colors and feelings.
Maram
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect illustrations.
Margaux
Not my favorite, but I'll always enjoy a new Dr. Seuss.
Christy Baker
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
A baby board book that was amusing enough to me as an adult with no children of my own to request it on Bookmooch so I could own a copy, My Many Colored Days can be read almost as meditative reflection and psychological metaphor for naming the quality of one's days. I loved this concept of not just blue days, but red and yellow, purple and brown. The complex idea of moods and feelings rising and falling, of the changing nature of emotions is presented in a way that is accessible to children, but ...more
Rosie Mulholland
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I thought this book was brilliant. The illustrations are lovely, they’re painted and are gentle. The images also compliment the words, e.g. “Then comes a yellow day and, weeeeee. I am a busy, buzzy bee”. The image is yellow and shows bees. The fonts in the book change and make it clear for the reader to adapt their reading style to how the writer wants phrases to be said. I think this book could be used in lots of different ways. In art - to explore colours. In PSHE to explore feelings - I think ...more
Stephanie
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Storytime

Ages: toddler

Theme: Colors/painting

No hate please, but I am not a Dr. Seuss fan. I was surprised when this one was picked for me to read at a storytime and I genuinely enjoyed it.

Each color has something associated with it. Simple and not too silly, not too many made up words.
Sadia Mansoor
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I love colors, so I love the book. It perfectly describes me how I feel on different colored days ;)
Here's the book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUQHP...
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Kaitlin Ayers
Text-to-Teaching Connection
This is a great book with wonderful illustrations. On the first page of the book, the main character is a cookie cutter shape and throughout the book we see this character in different colors. The colors represent different moods that we go through and feel. By the end of the book, we see the colors come together and describes the character altogether of being “me” and happy. This book would be good to teach your students about different moods and how to handle them. Y
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Manal Cheikh
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ga-pre-k-books
Great book for associating color with moods. this book can be used to enable children to see the connection between colors and feelings, also teacher can expand by having the children choose the color that matches their feeling.
Zoltan Abbott
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Casey
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 being...me,” then that is perfectly fine.
Teaching Connections: This book is a great way for stu
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Carolina
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: colors, emotions
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
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Zequoia Hyche
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Michel
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tannor
Shelves: eleole, youth, graph
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.
Elizabeth Mills
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Anita Marlin
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ga-pre-k, feeling
The book is about feeling and moods. Dr. Seuss used different colors to express different feelings, different sizes of fonts, different animals, and different rhyming words to keep the readers' attention. It is a good book to introduce to toddlers and above.
Jen
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Jennifer
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Colby Sharp
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the last 4 years I have probably read this book close to 1,000 times to my three young children. I just read it 12 times to my one year old. This book rocks! Today is a green day.
Brittany Harvey
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for introducing colors and emotions. I think it is very engaging and a wonderful read!
McGee
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this Dr. Seuss book because it is different from all the others.
Paige Sterner
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ed212, ed212-reviews
My Many Colored Days (Hardcover) by Dr. Seuss, is a fabulous book! The illustrations are somewhat simple, but yet maintain a sense of purpose and originality. I liked the media used here which was, watercolor and color pencils for sketching. The variations in lines, whether dull or hard, add a great touch for emphasis in the selected areas. There wasn’t anything that stood out to me that, wasn’t something I liked about the book. It is very different than a common Dr. Seuss book, and I think that ...more
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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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