My Many Colored Days Board Book

My Many Colored Days Board Book

Board Book(BOARD)

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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 use with babies or a feelings and moods book to discuss with toddlers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679893448
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: BOARD
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 35,975
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile: AD190L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.  Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!  In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and two Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.  

Steve Johnson was born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and earned a B.F.A. in illustration from the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. Steve's stunning illustrations have been seen in many magazines, but it was not until Knopf asked him to illustrate No Star Nights in 1989 that he began his career as a children's book illustrator. Since then, Steve and his wife Lou Fancher has collaborated on the illustrations and design on a number of notable children's books.  They are currently among the most sought after of children's book artists.  Steve and Lou fell in love with the My Many Colored Days manuscript at first sight, seeing in it an unusual opportunity to create something that is at once both childlike and sophisticated.  Steve and Lou currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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My Many Colored Days Board Book 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a preschool teacher and all the kids who pass through my class always remember this book! I have read it so many times I can recite it by heart (while turning pages.) I use it for my colors week and also for my feelings week. My children never get tired of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely great for kids & adults!! My toddler enjoys having it read aloud & I found I rather like reading it myself. It has already helped her with putting words together to express her emotions, something every child needs help with. In addition, she now knows all her colors, an accomplishment many pre-schoolers have yet to reach. The illustrations are beautiful,too. I strongly recommend it, it has so much to offer!!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
As a counselor in training, I love finding books that I could use for my potential clients! This book is so great to use for emotion development since the book never names the emotion the narrator is feeling. I can check in with the child and ask what they might think the narrator is feeling and see if they have the words for emotions yet. It's also just a great book in general. So useful in the classroom, counseling, or even bed time! Love love love it! Personally, I prefer the boardbook so it will last longer than the paper version. I plan on using this for a long time, so I need it to last! But, if you are using it for your own kiddo, the paper version would work just as well :)
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 bullying that goes on there. It's a wonderful book, just not for her).This book, by contrast, was clearly written with little-little ones in mind. There's a line or two on every page, and most pages are two-page spreads. Seuss didn't do the illustrations, but I think that they do justice to his work anyway.Some people are concerned about the color symbolism. (I'm wondering why they pick on the negative connotations of brown and black, but not the connotations of yellow (asian?) and purple (gay?), but that's beside the point.) I don't see this as a problem, especially when each color is illustrated with a different animal in that color, and neither does the (black) father of my two nieces.But if it is a concern for you, by all means check the book out of the library before purchasing it.Incidentally, the board book is very sturdily constructed. Not all board books are, but this one has very thick pages, very secure binding - always a good thing :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is my favorite book that my daughter owns......and she has a lot! It is colorful and rhyming which makes it enjoyable for young kids, but at the same time it is deep and meaningful. It will touch a parent's heart for sure.
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LJS77 More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my prescool class that are 2.5 years old. it instantly became their favorite. after reading it we each take a turn saying what color we feel today. Great way to teach colors and emotions.
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Evybabes More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss. I first purchased it for my twin sons to help describe their feelings. This book expresses my feelings on a day to day basis. I now purchase it as baby gifts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My children and I love this delightful book by Dr. Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Cat in The Hat). It follows a child through all of his emotions, and what he feels when he¿s angry, sad, confused, low, etc. He compares his feelings to colors and explains what he feels. The colors in the illustrations help to reinforce how he is feeling. They are beautiful and utilize the whole page. Young children love this book because of the illustrations, and how the author relates their feelings in a way they can understand it. The book explains so much without using too many words. The overall theme in this book is that no matter what your feelings are one day, you will go back to being you, and that is okay. I have told many people about this book, because I love the theme, illustrations, and how simple it is. Plus, it comes in board book form, which makes it ideal for young children. The younger children will learn about colors, and the older children will learn about their emotions. This book is a must have for anyone with children. You won¿t mind reading this one over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My toddler has had this book now for about a yr. and I don't know who enjoys this book more... I read it and have so much fun and she enjoys it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great way to get young children to understand the feelings they go through. Many different feelings and colors all in one day. When my daughter is confused with her emotions, we sit and read this book. From the text to the colorful pages, this book is a must have for every family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best children's book I have ever read. I discovered it while babysitting and bought copies for myself, my favorite teachers, and all the babies that have been born in my family since. This book can lead you and your children into wonderful conversations about their feelings. It is also spectacular for reading projects in Elementary school. First graders can read it and talk about emotions, and fourth graders can write their own book about colors, animals and feelings. It's Great!!