My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood (Hardcover)
Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670012855, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2013
On a really good day, Jamie feels purple like 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 jungle made 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 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…
"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