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NPBM Blog-Along: Colors

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month?

Trick question, because it never was before… but now it is!  Picture Book Month is an international initiative to celebrate children’s books and debunk the rumor that printed books will cease to exist because of new technology.  Go read more at founder Dianne de Las Casas’ website, and tune in for the blog posts by famous authors and illustrators.  There’s even a calendar with different themes for each day of November, so you can play along.

You know I can’t resist a good picture book, so this is right up my alley!  Instead of NaNoWriMo or any of the other 30-Day-Blog-Challenges, I’ve decided to take on Picture Book Month as my own personal blogging challenge–I will highlight one book a day that goes along with the theme for that day, in addition to my regular blogging.  Join me for Picture Book Month and share your favorite picture books!

November 5, 2011
Theme: Colors

This book didn’t immediately come to mind for Colors, but maybe that’s because it’s not a special book from my own childhood–it’s one of Sam’s.

The Baby Blue Cat and the Dirty Dog Brothers, written and illustrated by Ainslie Pryor

Sam’s grandmother gave me a couple of his very favorite read-aloud books, and this one is just too cute.  Baby Blue plays with the two dirty Dog brothers in the mud and dust, until they are washed in the tub to reveal their true colors.  Simple rhythmic text, droll illustrations, and a cute ending–after getting all clean, they return to their mud puddle eating cookies.  Sam has always loved animals, especially cats, and I can see why he would love this book.  I’m happy to have it as part of “our” picture book collection–I may be the one obsessed with Children’s Lit, but everyone has favorite stories from their childhood!

What’s your favorite Colors picture book?

Tune in tomorrow for the next picture book, and check out Picture Book Month’s website too!

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