Blue on Blue by Dianne White

blue on blue

Blue on Blue
Dianne White
illustrated by Beth Krommes
4 Stars

This is a story about one family’s day when what started out as a “blue on blue” sunny day starts to turn into a stormy, rainy day. Even though there aren’t many words on each page, oh what wonderful words they are. These are lyrical words–almost as if each syllable was specifically chosen for the way that the sound would punctuate the details of the story. It is almost like the child jump-roping on the front cover, there is a rhythm to each word…and readers can’t help but continue to read and enjoy the rhythm. And then there are the gorgeous illustrations. Krommes has created beautiful scratchboard and watercolor pictures that show not only the movement of torrential rain but also the puddles, sunbeams, or facial expressions. This is an all-around amazing picture book. A quiet story that deserves a good cuddle and many happy readings.

Beach Lane Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781442412675
FORMAT: Picture Book
AGES: Preschool

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