In this warm and appealing prose poem, Patricia Godwin skillfully explores children's emotions as they may emerge on any given day, joyous sometimes, even jubilant, occasionally sad and lonely. The boy who feels orange today equates moods with all the colors of the rainbow:
I like yellow days.
Mr. Happy Sun lights up all the corners of my secret fort.
Joel, my best friend, plays with me all day.
Purple days are a muddle.
Sometimes I feel bright blazing purple.
Sometimes I feel gentle sad violet.
I don't know where I lost my shoes, and
It wasn't me that left the light on.
Kitty Macaulay is completely in tune with her text. Her lovely, loose pen and ink and water color illustrations are fine, sensitive work. Her bold reversals of "proper proportions" and her deft introduction of mythical creatures into scenes of domestic life will delight children and adults alike.
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Patricia Godwin was born in Peru. Her family returned to Canada when she was nine years old. She graduated from the University of British Columbia and became an elementary school teacher. She lives with her husband and two sons in Coquitlam, B.C.
Kitty Macaulay was born in Ottawa and grew up in the country. She spent much of her twenties in art school, traveling across the country with her musician husband, visiting foreign lands and raising their daughter, Jenny. Kitty completed her art education at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She paints whimsical expressions and abstract art designs on canvas and onto animals carved from wood. She has also tried her hand at developing greeting cards. Her illustrations have appeared in Cricket and Spider magazines.Review:
Godwin's prose has a nice rhythmic flow and enough off-beat color metaphors to give this book a new twist on the treatment of the subject. -BCLA Reporter
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Book Description Annick Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Kitty Macaulay (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1550372858
Book Description Annick Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111550372858
Book Description Annick Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1550372858 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1575713