I’m having a Sky Blue Day! By Maggie Testa, illustrated by Clair Rossiter. PICTURE BOOK. Simon Spotlight (Simon & Schuster), 2018. $13. 9781534415294
BUYING ADVISORY: Pre-K, EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Feeling blue? That’s not a bad thing in this colorful book about feelings, moods, and shades that bring them together. Whether you’re in the mood for adventure or relaxation, this book has a crayon color to match it all. The crayon illustrations are so animated, they really add to the feelings conveyed on the pages, especially the page about being surrounded by those you love.
Great message about how not all days are perfect, but you can turn them around. Each page asks the reader what color feels like that emotion or feeling to them, which provides a nice, interactive element. A cute book for talking about emotions in different ways than the usual, this book includes fun elements like having a relaxing day or even a roller coaster day, which could help kids express how they are feeling in different terms.