My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

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My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

By Tameka Fryer Brown; Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)

Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670012855, 24pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2013

Description
What color is your mood?
On a really good day, Jamie feels purplelike the first bite of a juicy cold plum.
And with a crayon in his hand, Jamie eases into a green feeling--like a dragon dancing through a junglemade of green jello.

But when his brothers push him around and make fun of his drawings, Jamie feels like a dark gray storm brewing.

What will it take to put Jamie back in a bright-feeling mood?

Through Jamie, young readers will learn to describe how they re feeling in a unique way.


"My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood" is a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book.



About the Author
Tameka Fryer Brown loves drawing with brand-new, super-sharp crayons like Jamie, and her favorite color is all the colors of the rainbow. Writing stories for kids puts her in a sweet, juicy, peachy kind of mood. Tameka lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Shane Evans is an artist, author, illustrator, musician, songwriter, and founder of Dream Studio, a community art space in Kansas City, Missouri, where he currently resides with his wife, daughter, and three dogs. In 2012, he became a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner for Underground, published by Roaring Brook Press.


Praise For My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

Praise for My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown:

"In a free-wheeling style and going far beyond the usual pairings of colors with moods… a nicely sophisticated exploration.” —Kirkus 

“It’s valuable both for its believable exposition of Jamie's interior world and for its warm portrait of the life of a nonwhite family in which sharing is essential, rules are followed, conflicts are resolved, and meals are enjoyed together.” —Publishers Weekly

"An excellent jumping-off point for discussion—or writing—about readers’ own colorful moods." —Booklist