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SKY COLOR by Peter H. Reynolds


Do you remember Marisol, Ramon’s little sister in Ish?  She is our main artist in Sky Color.  She draws for the sake of drawing, makes cards for others, paints posters to express her beliefs.  She thinks we all are creative and need to be encouraged (as she did to her brother, Ramon, in Ish).  She and her class have been given the responsibility of painting a mural in the school library.  When she decides that her job is to paint the sky, she becomes discouraged herself because there is NO blue paint.  That evening’s and the next morning’s skies spread out before her in every color BUT blue.  She realizes that the beauty of the sky comes in a glorious array of color, unleashing her creativity to paint the sky as she never could have imagined.  The wall mural turns out to be an explosion of the children’s imagination.  It is a delight.

This is the third and final story to Peter H. Reynolds’ “Creatrilogy” series.

The illustrations are done by Mr. Reynolds in pen, ink, watercolor, gouache, and tea.  The words are hand lettered as his other books in this series.

There is a dedication in this book that is well worth quoting:  “Dedicated to Aldo Servino, who took the blue paint away from me and helped me paint — and think — in sky color.”

Reading Level: 5 – 8 Years

Peter H. Reynolds is “a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy — The Dot, Ish, and now Sky Color — he is the author-illustrator of Rose’s Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me and the illustrator of Megan McDonald’s Judy Moody and Stink series. Born in Canada, Peter H. Reynolds now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
His website is:  http://www.peterhreynolds.com/

Book Information:

  • ISBN-13: 9780763623456
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Candlewick Press has a fun website about picture books:  http://www.readingstartshere.com/

I originally reviewed this book in September, 2013.

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