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Wake Up, Color Pup

Taia Morley (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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A beautiful picture book about a little pup's colorful journey through the range of his emotions!

A bright yellow bird promises to bring adventure to sleepy Pup's gray world. As Pup follows his new friend on a walk, each discovery ignites a new feeling and corresponding color, until Pup is saturated with them. But when a storm comes, Pup's color is drained as fear sweeps through him. Only his curious yellow friend remains bright, and encourages him to keep his chin up, play, and carry on!

This is a remarkably simple and resonant examination of exploration and resilience, and introduces the idea of abstract association.

Praise For Wake Up, Color Pup

"Each spread highlights a new color, in spectrum sequence—yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green—a brief phrase introducing the color (set in all-caps) so they rhyme. Visually, each color makes its way onto the dog's fur, joining the previous colors there."

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780399559457, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2019

About the Author

TAIA MORLEY has worked as a toy and game designer and is an illustrator whose work appears in books and magazines and on packaging. Her books include My New Big-Kid Bed and some titles in the Let's Read and Find Out series. She is married to a wonderful guy, and they have four pretty great kids and one old brown dog. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her on the web at