My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

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

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

Shane Evans studied at Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts and graduated in 1993 and began traveling the world. In addition to contract work in illustration, graphic design and web design for major companies, Evans has conceptualized and illustrated numerous children s books. Many of the books have been featured in the media such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, NBA Inside Stuff, Reading Rainbow and Late Night with David Letterman. Shane has received much acclaim within the children s literary field for his work on children s books such as "Osceola," "The Way The Door Closes," "Shaq and the Beanstalk" and "Take It To The Hoop Magic Johnson." His accolades range from being honored by First Lady Laura Bush at the 2002 National Book Festival, The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children.

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