Yesterday I Had the Blues

Yesterday I Had the Blues


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Ever had the blues? Yesterday one boy had them bad—not just the ordinary blues, the "deep down in my shoes" blues, the "go away Mr. Sun quit smilin' at me" blues. But today he's traded in those blues for greens, the "runnin' my hands along the hedges" greens, the kind of greens that make him want to be Somebody.

With text that begs to be read aloud, and bold, colorful paintings, this book will have readers big and small pondering the spectrum of moods and how they can change from day to day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582462608
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 348,235
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

JERON ASHFORD FRAME was given the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer award for this lovely, imaginative, text. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her family.

R. GREGORY CHRISTIE is a three-time recipient of the American Library Association's Corretta Scott King Award honor and illustrator of Tricycle Press' A CHANCE TO SHINE. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Yesterday I Had the Blues 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
emleonard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little boy that describes his family with different emotions along with colors. It kind of gave me a jazzy feel while reading this book. The illustrations are very bright and colorful.
dnati on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young boy takes us through his day using all different colors to describe the feelings of those around him. Mama is RED, look out! ...Gram's got the YELLOWs, I can tell...The mix up some oatmeal raisin cookies (I hope) yellows. The language flows like a poem, broken up like jazz music. Collage-like, vibrant illustrations.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little boy describes the different emotions of himself and his family members using colors. The illustrations represent the feelings using the colors that he says. If had the blues- the pictures were blue, the greens- then the pictures were green, etc. This is a bool to show the connection between feelings and colors, and also that no matter how sad, mad, happy, etc- family alone gives you a great feeling that is golden!
ChaseList on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This African American children's book is fun to read. It sounds and feels jazzy. The rhythmic sounds of the words just seem to roll off your tongue as you read this aloud. The book links each family members' feeling and experiences to colors. We used this book to talk about feeling blue, red, golden, etc. My daughter loved for me to read this book to her.
ecosborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a little boys family who all feel different emotions each depicted with a different color.From having the blues to having the indigo's.This is quite a good book to show as an example of color and emotion association.
ktextor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this story we read about a little boy and how he expresses his feelings by using colors. While he is doing this for himself he also does it to talk about different feelings and colors his family also has. He describes what colors give him what feelings, i.e. the blues for feeling down, the reds for being mad and the yellows for being happy or excited. We learn about how you can use different colors to also express how you may feel. Great book and very colorful in illustrations when describing the feelings of color.