|My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss|
My Many Colored Days is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, so I'm happy it has become one of my son's favorites as well. It was published posthumously with artwork done by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
The story itself is a fun rhyme about emotions and how easily they can change. Dr. Seuss chose a color and an animal to represent each emotion. In some cases the emotion isn't even named in the text, but the words are still able to convey the feeling.
The illustrations are bright and fun, much like Mr. Geisel's other books, but Johnson and Fancher's colorful paintings of animals are far from what you'd expect to find in a Dr. Seuss book. I often wonder how Mr. Geisel would have illustrated this book, but Johnson and Fancher's artwork complements the words so perfectly, I have to believe even Dr. Seuss would be proud of this collaboration.
It seems his wife would agree. On the inside cover there is a dedication from Audrey Geisel that simply reads "To Ted, who colored my days...and my life."